Community Profiles

Photo of Tom Buchanan

Tom Buchanan

Tom sometimes feels impatient, uncertain, nervous, agitated, but always grateful that he’s safe with his husband in their home. (He was lounging by the pool as we had this phone interview.)

He’s not used to being at home so much. He counts himself fortunate that he and his husband are getting along great. He feels for others who are having a more difficult time, or even trapped with an abusive partner.
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Head and shoulders photo of Brad Holland

Brad Holland

Brad is a life-long advocate for those who are less advantaged, and a musician and lawyer retired from the Office of the Pima County Attorney. Today, Brad is pleased to act as attorney with Homicide Survivors.

“When I feel helpless. I attempt to be helpful.” Brad doesn’t dwell on his or others’ fears. He’s too busy doing something about it.
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Lola Jong, speaking into a microphone at a podium

Lola Lai Jong

Lola is a poet, busy with projects and focusing on being happy. She goes out for walks, being mindful on those treks of the beauty around her.

She says, “Of course I’ve had bumps in the road and hit boulders in life. But I learned to deal with things. My goal is to be happy. When I hit a dip, I look inside myself to see what’s really going on.
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Jill Koyama

Jill Koyama, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, The University of Arizona, is busy working online and taking long walks with her pup, LuluBlu. She’s planting garden seeds as her nod to the future.
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