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Raven Mardirosian holds an M.A. in English (City College/CUNY) and is a published writer, teacher and speaker. She is also an accomplished photographer. For many years, she taught high school English in the NYC, MA and VT public school systems and now is a writing coach for clients who wish to improve their communication skills.
Jim Nixon is with the...


Raven Mardirosian holds an M.A. in English (City College/CUNY) and is a published writer, teacher and speaker. She is also an accomplished photographer. For many years, she taught high school English in the NYC, MA and VT public school systems and now is a writing coach for clients who wish to improve their communication skills.
Jim Nixon is with the Metro Wellness and Community Center and the premier Tampa Bay LGBT publication Watermark.

 



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  • ANICE JOSEPHINE CARNEY is a service-connected disabled veteran and author of "Purple Hearts and Silver Stars." Our interview will explore "Don't Ask...Don't Tell."

    Born Feb. 25, 1950 (as John Joseph Carney) Janice always had a sense that things were not as they seemed. She graduated from high school outside of Boston, Massachusetts in 1969 and joined the Army, serving in Vietnam from July 1970 through July 1971. Finding that the Army "did not make a man out of me," she then "tried the all-American...






  • Tina Cesa Ward (Executive Producer/ Writer/Director) is a writer and director for the screen and also directs for the stage. Her stage work earned her the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Director in 2002. Her 2003 short film "In Their Absence" has screened in over a dozen festivals around the world and was awarded five times both domestically and abroad. Two other short works, "Thank the War" and "Salutatorian", have each brought home festival awards.

    In 2004, Tina directed the successful New York premiere of Colin P. Delaney's "The Red Mollies", which Tina adapted into her first feature film "Red Molly". Between the stage and screen Tina has been...






  • GERSHEN KAUFMAN was educated at Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. He is now professor emeritus, Counseling Center and Psychology Department, at Michigan State University.

    A pioneer in the study of shame, Kaufman is the author of The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes, Second Edition (Springer Publishing Co., 1996) and ...






  • Next steps to achieving equality for the LGBT community:
    Discussion of Equality Florida's triumphs in 2009 and goals for 2010, the importance of electing LGBT or friendly candidates and how their presence impacts our community.

    Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida
    Nadine Smith has been executive director of Equality Florida since its inception in 1997. She has been recognized for her national and state leadership by organizations around the nation.

    Congresswoman Kathy Castor
    Kathy Castor is serving her second term in the U.S. Congress. In 2005, Castor attracted...






  • Thomas Krever -- As part of the recent American Psychoanalytic Association's National Meeting held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, Thomas Krever, Executive Director of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, home of the Harvey Milk High School, participated on a panel to discuss the psychodynamic impact of being bullied. In particular, Krever addressed the experience of homosexual or transgender children who are bullied.

    Bill Carpenter -- Bill grew up in Memphis, TN where in his early teens, he witnessed much of the civil rights movement, including nonviolent demonstrations and marches led by Dr. King, Rev. James Lawson and his brother Phil and other of his present day heroes. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he worked in business and marketing in retailing and real estate.

    ...