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Safety is a concern for one community in Rochester, survey shows (access required)

“We’ve seen a disturbing increase in anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric recently,” said Karen Elam, executive director of the Levine Center to End Hate. “We are continuing to find that the responses to our survey underscore the fear that members of minority groups in our community are feeling.” 

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Cooney honors workers’ rights activist Watts with Women of Distinction award (access required)

Bess Watts received the New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award from Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester)

"Bess is a tireless champion for equity among those who historically have faced discrimination, advocating for workers' rights and rights for LGBTQ+ community members with kindness and strength," Cooney said in a news release.

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BCBS funding opportunity addresses health disparities upstate   (access required)

Area nonprofits can now apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Health Equity awards, which help fund health and wellness programs that address racial and ethnic health disparities in upstate New York.  

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Searles to join Trillium Health leadership team (access required)

Joseph Searles has joined Trillium Health as its vice president and chief community engagement officer. He starts his new position on Oct. 25. Searles previously served as corporate diversity relations director for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. He has been ...

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Three local businesses rank high on LGBTQ measure (access required)

Three area businesses earned perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Constellations Brands Inc., Eastman Kodak Co. and Excellus Health Plan Inc. joined more than 600 other businesses nationwide that earned the CEI’s top ...

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