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A longtime member of the Des Moines Public Schools board, Jonathan Wilson was forced to come out publicly as a gay man in 1995. If you think you know the rest of the story, you don’t.
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Attorney Jonathan Wilson served on the Des Moines School Board for 12 years. He was also on the National School Boards’ Association Board of Directors. In 1995, he was defeated in a bid for election to a fifth term after coming out publicly as a gay man.