Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is a minister in the United Church of Christ and the executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality. She is a graduate of Brown University and received a MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. She has worked on LGBT rights campaigns since 2004 and has published a series of articles in The Democratic Strategist and The Advocate about strategy in the LGBT movement. She is a recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and her first collection of short stories, Damn Love, was published in May 2013. Jasmine and her wife, Meghann, live in Asheville, N.C.
Nathan Schneider is the author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet. His articles have appeared in Harper's, The Nation, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commonweal, The Catholic Worker, and elsewhere. He is also an editor for two online publications, Waging Nonviolence, a source of news and analysis about resistance movements around the world, and Killing the Buddha, a literary magazine of religion, culture, and
politics. He graduated from Brown in 2006 with a degree in religious studies and also earned a master's in the same subject from the University of California, Santa Barbara.