LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Rev. Dr. Robert Franke, an advocate against AIDS discrimination who in October attended a White House meeting on HIV and aging, died on Dec. 26. He was 78.
Dr. Franke spoke from personal experience. The retired university provost, who was also a Unitarian-Universalist minister, was evicted from Parkstone Living Center’s assisted living facility, Fox Ridge of North Little Rock, because he had HIV.
In 2009, Lambda Legal took up the case, Franke v. Parkstone Living Center, which was settled in September 2010.