“SCOTUS ruling 25-years too late for ousted west Michigan teacher” - Barton Deiters, WOOD TV, NBC affiliate
“Gay teacher: Gerry Crane's story,” - Between the Lines, Carol Tanis
“Story of gay high school teacher," - Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Michigan Radio interview
Yared, Christine A. “Where Are the Civil Rights for Gay and Lesbian Teachers?” Human Rights, American Bar Association, 24, No. 3 (Summer 1997): 22-24. (cited in report prepared by Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, for U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor during hearings for The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009).
Jay Kaplan has been the staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan’s LGBT Project since its founding in 2001.
He has worked on cases including challenging undercover sting operations targeting gay men, fighting Michigan’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying, defending the validity of second parent adoptions granted in Michigan, and recently advocating for a transgender high school student to be able to run for prom court. Jay was honored with the 2006 Unsung Hero Award from the Michigan State Bar and the 2010 Virginia Uribe Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association (NEA).