Dr. Eric R. Wright is Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Georgia State University and a Second Century Initiative (2CI) Faculty in the Atlanta Census Research Data – Health Policy and Risky Behaviors Cluster. He holds a BA in sociology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and an MA and PhD in sociology from Indiana University Bloomington.
Matthew J.P. Colón-Diaz is a second year doctoral student of sociology at Georgia State University. He came to Georgia State in August 2014, after receiving his MA in sociology from University at Buffalo, SUNY and BA in psychology and sociology from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to LGBT health, Matthew’s research interests include masculinities, mental health, and disability.
Ana LaBoy was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta. Graduating from Georgia State University with a degree in Political Science, she continued on to graduate school at Georgia State in sociology. As a graduate student, she is interested in both Social Movement Theory and LGBT Health Issues and Disparities.
Joshua Simpkins grew up in rural southwest Virginia, before moving to suburban Orlando, Florida in 2007, and urban Atlanta, Georgia in 2015. They received his Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Applied Sociology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University.