R.I.P. Bernard Mayes (1929 - 2014). From 1984 to 1999, he worked at UVA as faculty member, dean, department chair, and founder of the Media Studies Program. He was involved in the founding of UVA Pride, UVA's LGBTQ Faculty/Staff group, and also the Serpentine Society, UVA's LGBTQ Alumni organization. His gift initiated what is now the Bernard Mayes LGBTQ Lecture Fund at the WGS Program. An inspirational friend and supporter of UVA's WGS Program, he will be long remembered.
Daily Progress Obituary is here.