Advisory Committee

We are deeply grateful for the advice and direction we received from a distinguished Advisory Committee of leading LGBTQ+ activists and scholars.
A. Sparks
A. Sparks Executive Director,
Masto Foundation (CA)
Alice Y. Hom, PH.D.
Alice Y. Hom, PH.D. Executive Director,
Change Philanthropy (CA)
Alok Vaid-Menon
Alok Vaid-Menon Performance Artist, Author,
Femme in Public (NY)
Alyce Emory
Alyce Emory Co-Founder,
Executive Director,
Beyond Bold and Brave/ Black Lesbian Conference (NY)
Amelie Zurn, MSW
Amelie Zurn, MSW Social Worker & Queer Health
Activist, Founding Director,
Lesbian Services, Whitman- Walker Health (D.C.)
Honorable Andrea Jenkins
Honorable Andrea Jenkins Vice President of the City Council, Minneapolis (MN)
Bianca D. M. Wilson, PH.D.
Bianca D. M. Wilson, PH.D. Senior Public Policy Scholar,
Williams Institute, UCLA (CA)
Cathy Cohen Ph.D.
Cathy Cohen Ph.D. Distinguished Professor,
University of Chicago
Founder Black Youth Project (IL)
Coya White Hat-Artichoker Program Officer
Ms. Foundation
Dean Spade, Esq. Professor of Law, Seattle
University School of Law (WA)
Ignacio G. Rivera, M.A.
Ignacio G. Rivera, M.A. Founder, HEAL Project (MD)
Imani Woody, PH.D.
Imani Woody, PH.D. Founder and CEO of Mary’s
House for Older Adults (D.C.)
Jack Harrison-Quintana
Jack Harrison-Quintana Founder of Grindr’s Global
Human Rights Program, Grindr 4 Equality (D.C.)
Juan Battle, PH.D.
Juan Battle, PH.D. Presidential Professor,
Graduate Center CUNY,
Co-Founder of the Social Justice Sexuality Initiative (NY)
Loraine Hutchins Bi Movement Leader,
Author of Bi Any Other Name (MD)
M. V. Lee Badgett, PH.D.
M. V. Lee Badgett, PH.D. Distinguished Scholar,
Williams Institute, UCLA (CA)
Mandy Carter
Mandy Carter Founder, Southerners on New Ground (NC)
Mary Anne Adams
Mary Anne Adams Founding Executive Director,
Sandra Nathan, PH.D.
Sandra Nathan, PH.D. Managing Director of Operations, Humanity United (NY)
Sandy E. James, Esq., Ph.D.
Sandy E. James, Esq., Ph.D. Research/Project Director,
2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (MD)
Suzanne Goldberg, Esq.
Suzanne Goldberg, Esq. Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (NY) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach, Office of Civil Rights (DC)
Tonia Poteat, M.D
Tonia Poteat, M.D Simmons Scholar,
Social Medicine Faculty,
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (NC)

Study Team

In this next stage of our work, three people will be leading different aspects of our work to make the survey data accessible to community partners to to strengthen their advocacy, organizing, policy making, research and service work.
Carla Sutherland, Ph.D. Executive Director,
Justice Work
Alyasah Ali Sewell, Ph.D. Survey Research Director
Emory University
Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D.
Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D. Survey Co-Founder Editor, Report Writing Team