Linda Villarosa runs the journalism program at the City College of New York in Harlem. A formerNew York Times editor and contributing health writer, Linda rose to prominence in the early 90s after coming out in an article with her mother in the pages of Essence Magazine. In 1992, she was the keynote speaker with Andrew Sullivan, Michaelangelo Signorile, Randy Shilts and Sarah Pettit at NLGJA’s first national convention in San Francisco. She is the author of a number of non-fiction books and a novel. Her family’s company, Villarosa Media, will publish its first book, “The Wind Is Spirt: the Life, Love & Legacy of Audre Lorde” by Dr. Gloria Joseph, later this fall. Linda lives in Brooklyn with her partner, their children, dog and cat.