Stephanie Donald holds two M.A. degrees; one in Journalism and Broadcast Management and the other in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She began writing professionally in junior high school when sold a story to a pulp magazine for $50. Since then she has served as the editor of her junior high, senior high and college newspapers and the program director of her college radio station. Upon graduation with her B.A. degree from UCF she apprenticed at the Palm Beach Post for two years while working on her M.A. in journalism.
Frank Kameny was born May 21, 1925 in New York City. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from Queens College in 1948, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1949 and 1956.
In 1957, Kameny commenced an 18 year effort to overturn the US Civil Service Commission ban on the employment of gays. In 1975, the ban was eliminated. President Clinton formalized that non-discrimination policy in Executive Order 13087.
A cultural historian, Rodger Streitmatter is a leader in exploring how the media have helped to shape the way Americans think and act. The most recent of his seven books is From “Perverts” to “Fab Five” ~ The Media’s Changing Depiction of Gay Men and Lesbians. Individual chapters focus on such topics as the film Brokeback Mountain and the TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Streitmatter’s other books include Sex Sells! and Mightier than the Sword: How the News Media Have Shaped American History.
I’m a transaged male (young man trapped in an old body) who has been a LGBT activist since 1958, sex freedom activist since 1962, anti-Vietnam-War button merchant (1965-1971), founder of LeMar (legalize marijuana) in 1964, heavy drinker since 1982, world’s first cloning activist since 1997, transgender fashion activist since 2007. Look up my uniquely spelled name “RANDOLFE” on Google. I ran an Art Deco lighting shop in Greenwich Village from 1974 till 2003, have edited men’s magazine & even got SCREW busted in the late 1960s.
James T. Sears, PhD
James T. Sears is the author or editor of twenty books, including Growing up Gay in the South, and his most recent,Edwin and John: A History of 50 Years Together Living in the American South; he is the editor of the international Journal of LGBT Youth. Jim has taught at Trinity University, Indiana University, Harvard University, Penn State University, the University of South Carolina, and lectures throughout the world. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Southeast Asia, a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California
In the words of the late Jack Nichols, Raj Ayyaris ‘a multi-faceted gadfly, teasing students and the general community to rethink their lives, prodding people away from dumb dogmas, close-minded fundamentalisms and one who promotes cultural diversity’.
Raj straddles many worlds with effortless multicultural ease. A U.S. citizen of Indian origin, he has taught Philosophy, World Religions and Humanities at many colleges in the U.S. including Brevard Community College FL, Laney College, West Valley College, the University of Phoenix, all in CA, and many others for 20+ years.
Brief history of Shalom International and Bob Kunst as President: From Oct. 2007 to Nov. 19, 2010, Shalom International/Defendjerusalem.net has done 405 rallies/events to :”Keep Jerusalem and Israel United”; “Fight Terrorism-Support Israel”; and this year addedd: “No Mosque At Ground Zero”. We have also done 1355 news interviews and an international audience of many millions on our movement. We are the most visible Jewish organization with alot of Christian support in the U.S. and internationally. We have had 18 rallies at the White House and opposed the “Annapolis Summit” in 2007 and White House Summit in 2010.
Wayne R. Dynes (born August 23, 1934) is an American art historian, encyclopedist, bibliographer, and gay activist. He is now Professor Emeritus in the Art Department at Hunter College, where he taught from 1972 to 2008.
Dynes spent his early years in Southern California, attending public schools. Notoriously, the 1950s were an era of conformity framed by the Cold War, but Dynes escaped the full effects of the stifling atmosphere for this reason: his parents were ideological mavericks, members of a far-left political sect.
Paul D. Cain acknowledged his homosexuality in 1984 and has been active in the gay community ever since. Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to Southern California in 1983; to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1986; and to Reno, Nevada in 2001. He graduated from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, as Valedictorian (summa cum laude), with a Music (Voice) major and Psychology minor. He has worked as a legal secretary and paralegal, as well as Executive Director of the Lesbian and Gay Community Switchboard/Arizona AIDS Information Line. He currently works as a casino dealer in Reno, Nevada.
Dr. Robert Minor
Robert N. Minor, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, is author of When Religion Is an Addiction; Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human and Gay & Healthy in a Sick Society. Contact him at www.FairnessProject.org
Stephanie Mott is a transsexual Christian woman from Topeka, Kansas. She was born in Lawrence, Kansas and grew up on a small farm nearby with her parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Her parents and brothers are gone and never got the opportunity to know her. Her sisters are very supportive of her journey. Stephanie has a twenty-year-old son, from whom she is estranged.