Category: Interviews

Conversations in the Community: RPD LGBT liaison Inv. Kim Rasbeck

Conversations in the Community: RPD LGBT liaison Inv. Kim Rasbeck

By Rowan Collins Investigator Kim Rasbeck of the Rochester Police Department grew up in Wayne County and always had aspirations to be involved in law enforcement. She joined the Navy in the late ‘80s...

Interview: Marc Levine

Interview: Marc Levine

By Susan Jordan Marc Levine founded the Judicial Alliance for NYS court employees in 2003. He says, “In 1998-1999, I found myself one of four closeted gay men in a city court in Brooklyn,...

Defying Gravity: Jess X Snow, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Wall Therapy

Defying Gravity: Jess X Snow, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Wall Therapy

by Rowan Collins   “I wanted to have our stories take up and reclaim the space that we have been denied for centuries.” I sat down with Jess X Snow on a drizzly Thursday...

Why do we still need Pride?

Why do we still need Pride?

By Susan Jordan After marriage equality became the law in 2011, some LGBTQ people asked, why do we still need Pride? Aside from the value of the visibility factor, Pride marches had become parades...

Rev. Yolanda Roger will lead Pride interfaith service

Rev. Yolanda Roger will lead Pride interfaith service

By Susan Jordan The Reverend Yolanda Roger of Brooklyn, NY will lead the Interfaith Service at Rochester Pride this month. She recently responded to some questions from The Empty Closet. Rev. Yolanda says, “I...