Category: Interviews

Dr. Bill Valenti talks about ending HIV transmission

Dr. Bill Valenti talks about ending HIV transmission

By Susan Jordan Dr. Bill Valenti’s memoir “AIDS: A Matter of Urgency” came out in April. It describes the struggle against HIV/AIDS in Rochester, upstate New York and all over the country, starting in...

Interview: Maurice Tomlinson

Interview: Maurice Tomlinson

By Susan Jordan Maurice Tomlinson knows something about resistance – and the consequences that come from resisting homophobic hate and police state repression. The gay Jamaican attorney has had death threats, was thrown into...

Interview: City Council candidate Matt Juda

Interview: City Council candidate Matt Juda

By Susan Jordan Last fall’s election was the deciding factor in Matt Juda’s plan to run for an at-large seat on City Council. As a teacher, he was horrified by the threat to his...

Interview: Women’s History Month

Interview: Women’s History Month

By Excellus Featuring Sady and Meredith, Excellus Employee Resource Group Chairs: Sady’s Responses: Why is it important to have LGBTQ support in the work place? I believe in creating spaces where all people are...

New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions from the LGBTQ Academy

New Year’s Reflections and Resolutions from the LGBTQ Academy

By Manuel J. Quinn 2016 was a hell of a year for the LGBTQ Academy (aka: the Education Program at the Gay Alliance). The grand total of presentations and trainings came to 275. If...