An Invitation In late 2012, at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City during a summit on global religions and human sexuality, I was in conversation with Dr. Kapya Kaoma about the wave of anti-homosexuality laws and the rising violence against sexual minorities in Africa. Kaoma said, “We need to change the narrative in […]
Michael J. Adee, Ph.D.
About Michael J. Adee, Ph.D.
Michael J. Adee, 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 Communication at Louisiana State University. Michael has been a university teacher, hospice chaplain, campus minister, tennis coach and a humanitarian relief worker in Zimbabwe.
He has been involved in both LGBT political and faith-work organizing. He served as the Executive Director of Stonewall Cincinnati and then as the Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians. With More Light Presbyterians, he directed the successful ordination policy change campaign for LGBT ministers in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
He served as the chair of the founding board of the Institute for Welcoming Resources, the faith work project of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He serves on a global working group associated with the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) creating the Global Interfaith Network. Religion and human rights are his areas of specialization.
After Hurricane Katrina, he created RainbowCorps rebuilding houses in New Orleans. As an out gay athlete he has competed in tennis in ten international Gay Games and World Outgames. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as a benefit for equality. Michael directs the Global Faith and Justice Project of the Horizons Foundation, San Francisco. His home is in Santa Fe, New Mexico.