Bill Barnert is proud of the organizations he has helped to co-found, including the AIDS Action Committee, Brown University TBGALA, and the Cambridge Men’s Group. Bill has been speaking for SpeakOUT since 1980, co-hosted SpeakOUT TV, and hosted PrideTime for Boston cable. He has sung with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, danced with the ReneGAYdes, drummed with the Freedom Trail Marching Band, and has volunteered at CRLS’s GSA, Project-10 East. He currently sits on the City of Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission. Professionally, Bill is a User Experience Designer, and is active in BostonCHI. In what’s left of his spare time, he is an amateur actor, comedian & playwright.
Michael Bronski is an author, professor and independent scholar. He has been involved in gay liberation as a political organizer, journalist, writer, editor, publisher and theorist since 1969. His “Queer History of the United States” won the 2011 Lambda Literary Award for Best Non-Fiction as well as the 2011 American Library Association Stonewall Israel Fishman Award for Best Non- Fiction. His last two books are – “You Can Tell Just By Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People” (coauthored with Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico) and “Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics” (coauthored with Kay Whitlock) – were both nominated for Lambda Literary awards. He is currently at work on a YA edition of “A Queer History of the United States” which will be published next year, and “The World Turned Upside Down: The Queerness of Children’s Literature.” He is Professor of the Practice in Activism and Media in the Studies of Women, Gender, Sexuality at Harvard University.
Marjorie Saunders is a retired Professor of Writing and Literature at MassBay Community College and a current member of the Cambridge Women’s Commission.