Jordan James is a 26-year-old community and LGBTQ+ activist based in a suburb of Buffalo, NY.
After being denied the opportunity to donate blood as a young adult due to his sexuality, he founded Blood is Blood, a non-profit organization on a mission to encourage the FDA to seek and implement non-discriminatory blood donation policies.
His efforts resulted in the FDA changing their once indefinite deferral to a 12-month deferral followed by a 3-month deferral.
To date, Jordan has hosted seven Blood is Blood Gay Alliance Blood Drives in Buffalo, NY, and has received invites to various blood drives across the region, saving over 800 lives in total.
His community giveback efforts also include attending local LGBTQ+ charity events, participating in Variety Kids Telethon, and emceeing various charity events such as Thrive Hive 22 and Clarence Bark in the Park.
During quarantine, Jordan started a TikTok to create a safe, supportive space for other LGBTQIA+ to have fun and be themselves.
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jordan James of North Tonawanda said he’s always dreamed of becoming a talk show host. So, he turned that dream into a reality!
“I was waiting for someone to give me my own talk show. I was waiting for someone to give me that opportunity. And I went for it myself,” he said.
James said the show was inspired by the passing of his mother.
Jordan Moll-Vigrass, 25, of Tonawanda is going by a different name these days – Jordan James – his stage name of which he hopes to use while he inspires others with his new talk show “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
He's a bright light of a human, and he's on a mission to shine a light on the good things and good people of Buffalo.
Jordan James is making a name for himself by making others feel good.
"Good morning, beautiful. I'm Jordan James, I just want to wish you a wonderful day," James said.
That cheery greeting became a staple of his posts on TikTok, something he just started for fun during the coronavirus pandemic. When they started to take off, he started to wonder what more he could do. (WGRZ)
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jordan James loves to spread positivity.
He does so frequently on his Tik Tok account, where he’s attracted, 10,000 followers. And now he’s spreading positivity in a whole new way.
This May, he’s launching a new show through WBBZ and online called Good Deeds Buffalo.
In each episode, he’ll highlight a different person or group working to create positive change in the community.
He’s always thought of having some sort of talk show, but this show itself was inspired by his mother, Margie.
She passed away suddenly after a heart attack in 2019.
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A North Tonawanda native is showcasing the helpers throughout our community. News 4’s Gabrielle Mediak shares the mission behind “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
Jordan James has been through more than the average 25-year-old. “I came out to my mother when I was 13 or 14-years-old and just said, ‘I’m gay’,” he said.
One of his biggest supporters, his late mother Margie, became the inspiration behind his new talk show, “Good Deeds Buffalo.”
She was a bright light in the community and the pair talked about this dream of Jordan’s in the past. “I said, I really want to share my positivity but my mom came up with the idea of highlighting people and what they do for the community, but really the reasons behind it,” he said.
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