Michael J. Adee, M.Div., Ph.D. is a human rights advocate. He has been working in the LGBT and HIV-AIDS communities since 1988. He earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Michael has been a university teacher, campus minister, hospice chaplain, tennis coach and a humanitarian relief worker in Zimbabwe.
He has been involved in both LGBT political work and faith work organizing. He served as Executive Director of Stonewall Cincinnati and as the Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians from 1999 – 2012. He directed the successful campaign of policy change for LGBT ministers in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2011. After Hurricane Katrina, he created RainbowCorps, an initiative to rebuild houses in New Orleans, Louisiana. As an out gay athlete he has competed in tennis in eight international Gay Games and World OutGames. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as a benefit for LGBT equality. Michael directs the Global Faith and Justice Project through the Horizons Foundation, San Francisco, California. His home is Santa Fe, New Mexico.