• Sara Rimer

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

    She can be reached at srimer@bu.edu.

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year.   Profile

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There are 4 comments on A Career Spent Fighting for the Rights of LGBTQ+ Individuals

  1. Thank you John for sharing your story… your compassion has and continues to inspire and motivate many people to live authentically and join forces to make this world a better place to live for everybody.

  2. John Ward is soft-spoken and humble but his achievements speak loudly to future generations about how to live a good life under oppressive conditions. After briefly burrowing into himself, internalizing that oppression, John decided to use that pain in service to others. He saved himself and in the process, a lot of others.

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