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Monday October 23rd 2017



‘Community Forum’ Archives

: Conversations in the Community; Leigh Anne Francis

By Todd Plank Todd: Hi Leigh-Anne! I am very excited about the opportunity to introduce you to our readers prior to your visit to Rochester in mid-April, when you will be speaking at the Social Welfare Action Alliance’s (SWAA) national summit. I was surprised to learn that you have a connection to Rochester. Leigh-Anne: Yes. I attended [...]

From Our Readers: Porn vs. pornoography; Topfree issues

To The Editor: Thank you for interviewing me for your March issue and keeping Topfree and certain women's issues in discussion.  I wanted to clarify the use of the word "porn" in my interview. Language is not only interesting to me, it is paramount as a teaching tool. Topfree was a word created by me because I believe that topless has a [...]

From Our Readers: ESPA did NOT start Pride at Work

To The Editor: As President of the Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter of Pride at Work AFL-CIO I wish to correct a significant misconception about Pride at Work AFL-CIO, while simultaneously thanking you for your excellent article highlighting local labor icon and LGBT ally Jim Bertolone, President of the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO. The [...]

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