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posted Friday, October 5, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 40
Remembering Donald Suggs, Gone Far Too Soon
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Remembering Donald Suggs, Gone Far Too Soon

by Bob

Its with a heavy heart that we pass along word that Donald Suggs, Grassroots Leaderships Media Consultant, passed away over the weekend at the far too young age of 51 in New York. The cause was an apparent heart attack.

Donald was an infectious character, and his biography was matched only by his laugh. Before joining Grassroots Leadership, Donald had been a senior editor at The Village Voice, and the former associate director of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD. He also organized a campaign against homophobia in the music industry that was the basis for the British Broadcasting Company film by Issac Julien, 'A Darker Shade of Black.'

In 2001, he founded People Using Media to do Prevention, or the PUMP project, which taught young people from neighborhoods decimated by HIV how to do video production, then co-produced HIV prevention films with them. As a freelance writer, Donald Suggs wrote for publications ranging from The Advocate to The New York Times. He also had served as board chair for Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

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