Pride Month Profiles: Rich Ognibene

Pride Month Profiles: Rich Ognibene

Rich Ognibene

For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today’s Pride Month profile is Rich Ognibene of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Rich Ognibene is a 2015 National Teacher Hall of Fame inductee, the 2008 New York State Teacher of the Year and a longtime LGBTQ+ activist. Besides teaching chemistry and physics, Ognibene was also active with student organizations.

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 06/29/2022 – 10:00

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