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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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  • Equality Florida's Michael Farmer discusses his work as coordinator of Gay Straight Alliances in high schools and outreach at Pride festivals. ; Kimberly Smith, LMHC tells us about her work with youth and adults.

    Michael joined the Equality Florida team in March, 2009 as our Florida GSA Network Coordinator. Michael's responsibilities include strengthening existing Gay-Straight Alliances throughout the state,  increasing communication and cooperation between GSA's, and cultivating new GSA's wherever possible. Under Michael's guidance, the GSA Network  empowers youth to get involved in activism and create powerful change in their communities.

    Michael is a student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and is perusing a degree in political science with a minor in women's studies. In 2004, Michael helped to co-found the first ever Gay-Straight Alliance at Apopka High School, in a conservative part of north Orange...






  • Dr Jeanette Reid discusses recovery from addiction and ways a counselor can help. ; Bill Campbell tells stories from his adventures with the Soulforce Equality Ride.






  • Researching policy, evaluating job security, and setting up the environent.






  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Cheryl Kramer, talks about how to overcome abandonment and isolation.  Stratton Pollitzer, deputy director of Equality Florida, gives us a state of the state update and primary election endorsements in Florida.






  • Kathy Miller has been involved with PFLAG in Pinellas County, Florida for over 12 years.  She discusses how parents can create supportive environments for their LGBTQ children, how LGBTQ people can best come out in their families, and her own experiences as the mom of 5 children, one of them gay.