The Stonewall Community Foundation honored accomplished women on April 17 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. The night was a success and featured honorees were Dr. Jane Aronson, Laura Flanders, Dr. Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, and Linda Villarosa.
Stonewall Community Foundation hosts Honors to acknowledge the extraordinary women in our community. This event takes notice of remarkable women who have worked hard to advance the visibility and well-being of the LGBTQ community in New York City.
Dr. Aronson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cornell University, Columbia University, and Mount. Sinai School of Medicine and also teaches at the Mount Sinai School of Public Health and Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute.
Former Air America Radio host, Laura Flanders is the founder and host of GRITtv, an online source for insightful, eclectic conversation with trail-blazing thinkers and doers. A best-selling author as well as a long-time broadcaster in commercial and public radio,
Dr. Lorde-Rollins, M.D., M.Sc. was born and raised in New York City by her parents, Audre Lorde, Edwin Rollins, and Frances Clayton. Dr. Lorde-Rollins contributed a chapter entitled “Just Ask Me: Clinical Care for Lesbian Adolescents” to Dibble and Robertson’s groundbreaking 2010 textbook, “Lesbian Health 101: A Clinician’s Guide.” She is currently working on a patient education project and studying acupuncture, and plans to open an integrative practice in obstetrics and gynecology in 2014.
Linda Villarosa is a journalist, author, editor and now novelist. For several years, she edited the health pages of the New York Times, working on coverage for the Science Times and for the newspaper at large. She was also the executive editor of Essence Magazine, for which she wrote or edited a number of award-winning articles.
Villarosa has also contributed to Glamour, Health, Latina, Ms., the New York Times Book Review, O Magazine and Vibe. She writes for The Root, Slate and Afterellen as well. As a beginning reporter for Essence, near the start of the AIDS epidemic, she wrote the first article for an African-American publication to examine HIV/AIDS. Several years ago, two of her stories on African-Americans and HIV/AIDS appeared on the front page of the New York Times.