Sarah Chinn is the Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS). She is also an Associate Professor in the English Department at Hunter College, CUNY. She has been active in queer, progressive, and feminist politics since the mid-1980s, and was one of the founding organizers of the NY Dyke March. She's the author of Technology and the Logic of American Racism: A Cultural History of the Body as Evidence (Continuum 2000) and Inventing Modern Adolescence: Children of Immigrants in Turn-of-the-Century America (Rutgers University Press, 2009).
Melissa Gasparotto is area studies librarian for Latin America and Latina/o Studies at the Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Andrea Freud Loewenstein
Andrea Freud Loewenstein is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. She’s the author of books of both fiction and criticism. Her novels include This Place and The Worry Girl, and her most recent scholarly work is Loathsome Jews And Engulfing Women: Metaphors Of Projection In The Works Of Wyndham Lewis, Charles Williams, And Graham Greene.
Roberta Sklar is a lesbian-feminist activist, an award-winning theatre director, and a specialist in media relations. She was the co director of the widely acclaimed Open Theater, a founder and artistic director of the Women’s Experimental Theater; the former communications director of the the Empire State Pride Agenda and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2003-2008). Roberta is a communications consultant working with progressive organizations, NGO’s and individuals to advance the rights of women and LGBT people. She is married to Sondra Segal her partner of 37 years and resides in NYC.
Urvashi Vaid is a long-time lesbian activist. She led the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Policy Institute from 1989 to 1992 and was the NGLTF’s executive director from 1997 until 2000. She was the executive director of the Arcus Foundation from 2005 to 2010, and is also the author of Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. In April 2009 she was named one of Out magazine's 50 most influential men and women in America.