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Rev. Yolanda Roger will lead Pride interfaith service

Rev. Yolanda Roger will lead Pride interfaith service

Rev. Yolanda Roger 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 was raised in church, in Alabama in the early ‘60s. I understood my personal connection to Spirit (God, [...]

LGBTQ Living: Sommelier Brian Aladesuyi

LGBTQ Living: Sommelier Brian Aladesuyi

By Susan Jordan Brian Aladesuyi is a sommelier – a wine expert – and server at Branca Midtown, an Italian restaurant, as well as being a classically-trained cellist. His Monday afternoon wine tasting group at Apogee, a wine bar at 151 Park Ave., will end now that he is moving to NYC. Brian hails from Marietta, Ga. and moved to Rochester [...]

LGBTQ Living: “The animals are like our family”

LGBTQ Living: “The animals are like our family”

Sally and Claire with Benjamin the bintruong By Susan Jordan Claire Parker and Sally Reaves live in Macedon, where they have a menagerie of exotic and not so exotic animals. Sally owns the non-profit Wowee, which brings animals into schools, to birthday parties and so on, and also Mini Ark, a traveling petting zoo. Claire says, “We have [...]

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