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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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  • Author Ken Harvey was born in Lynn, MA, otherwise known as the city of sin, where he lived until attending Bowdoin College in Maine. After college he spent a year in Spain on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study changes in the Spanish theater after Franco's death.

    Ken was a teacher and administrator for over 25 years. He has received a number of grants, including one to study the life and work of Sylvia Ashton Warner and another to travel to Spain from the Ortega y Gasset Foundation. He holds an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from Middlebury College.

    His book of short stories, "If You Were with Me, Everything Would Be All Right...






  • Scott Fried is a national public speaker, health educator and author. He has devoted the past sixteen years of his life lecturing in nearly every state in this country, as well as Israel, England, Canada, Holland and Honduras, reaching more than a million people. He has spoken at over 500 institutions, including colleges and universities, high schools and middle schools, summer camps, synagogues and churches. In addition, he has lectured widely at youth retreats, juvenile detention centers and prisons, alternative schools, learning disabled populations, gay/straight alliances, PTO meetings and teacher training workshops. Topics include sexual responsibility, abstinence, dating, transmission of HIV, homosexuality, eating disorders, body image, self-mutilation, suicide, alcohol and drug misuse, dealing with divorce and broken-heartedness, among others.

    Scott Fried’s A Private Midnight: A...






  • Amity Pierce Buxton, Ph.D. is the founder of Straight Spouse Network. and author of The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families, Revised and Expanded Edition

    With a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Amity spent twenty years developing curricula and training teachers for urban schools and nationwide teachers' centers. After her husband came out in 1983, the San Francisco Gay Fathers asked her to write a book to help them understand why their wives were angry. Widening her research to include straight husbands and spouses of bisexual...






  • "My name is Sam Sussman, I am 18 years old, and am an active advocate for LGBT equality. This past October, I spoke at the National Equality March on Washington. In February of this year, I founded an equal-rights advocacy organization in a conservative county in upstate NY. Since then, we've met with state representatives, organized rallies, participated in local marches and events, and organized across 5 college campuses for the March on Washington. Recently, I've partnered with a national organization called The Right Side of History Campaign that seeks to engage young people in the movement."

    "However, there's one catch to my story: I'm straight. I have routinely called LGBT equality the civil rights movement of my generation, and strongly believe that it is. LGBT equality is not about personal sexual orientation: instead, its about who we are as a nation and whether we have what it takes to live up to American values like fairness,...






  • Steven Petrow is especially well-suited as a guide to this new century. In addition to writing The Essential Book of Gay Manners & Etiquette , he was Genre magazine’s longtime “Manners” columnist and now pens columns for the Huffington Post, Out.com, and The Advocate on such matters.

    More to the point, he’s currently buried in the process of writing an entirely new book of LGBT manners (tentatively titled: Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: LGBT Advice for Dating, Sex, Coming Out, Marriage and All the Rest...