100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.


Julie Bolcer went from chronicling the news to helping reporters cover it. A graduate of Seton Hall University with a master´s degree in diplomacy and international relations, Bolcer was a journalist for years with publications like The Advocate, The Village Voice and LOGO before becoming, in early 2013, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the Southern District of New York. That experience helped lead her to her current role as director of public affairs for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Her job requires her to speak to the press, giving them vital information about suspicious and untimely deaths, missing persons, and the city´s DNA crime laboratory, often concerning high-profile investigations. It´s a job that may sound challenging to some, but it´s fulfilling work for Bolcer, who reminds us that “loss and grief are universal aspects of the human experience and can touch anyone without warning. I am grateful to work for an agency that brings independent and scientific answers to people from all walks of life affected by tragedy, in an administration committed to the equitable delivery of services to all New Yorkers.” When not working, Bolcer enjoys hanging out with her partner, Sivan, their cat, Margot, and their dog, Polly Jean, in Brooklyn. -GH

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