Category: Opinion / Editorial

Perspective: What’s coming up and who’s coming out this fall?

Perspective: What’s coming up and who’s coming out this fall?

By Susan Jordan, Empty Closet Editor It’s time again for the trees to turn color and the new semester to begin at local colleges and universities. Many LGBTQ youth have arrived to begin their...

Opinion: The Transgender Community needs to unite

Opinion: The Transgender Community needs to unite

By Shauna Marie O’Toole The Transgender “Community” tends to be its own worst enemy. It is sadly true. We are upwards of three million individuals — many of whom are trying to “blend in”...

OPINION: No place for personal sexual tastes in struggle for genital autonomy

OPINION: No place for personal sexual tastes in struggle for genital autonomy

By Tim Hammond, Genital Autonomy America Having moved to California in 1983, I traveled back to Rochester in July and thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with long-time friends and witnessing the exciting growth of Rochester’s LGBTI...

Perspective: Peace, love and harmony

Perspective: Peace, love and harmony

By Susan Jordan, Empty Closet Editor The theme of ROC Pride 2017 was “Summer of Love – Peace, Love and Harmony”. What do those words really mean? Peace. Web-sister’s Dictionary says this word originated...

Unify in defense against a hostile administration

Unify in defense against a hostile administration

By Harry Bronson, NYS Assembly member In the opening months of his presidency, Donald Trump has demonstrated that his administration is openly hostile to our LGBTQ community. This administration started by surrounding itself by...