Jamie McGonnigal is a producer, director, actor, photographer, activist and organizer living in NYC. In 2003, he founded the World AIDS Day Concerts and has since produced more than 200 Broadway benefit concerts and events for dozens of LGBT and AIDS-related charities. Jamie spent the summer of 2007 working as a Senior Ambassador with the UN’s HERO Campaign in rural AIDS-affected communities in Namibia and South Africa. He also spent 3 summers serving as Camp Director for Camp TLC, a summer camp for inner-city teens living with HIV/AIDS. In 2008, Jamie started TalkAboutEquality.org as a tool to educate the LGBT community on the inequalities we face. Talk About Equality joined forces with Broadway Impact and organized 25 buses and more than 1400 people to attend The National Equality March in October, 2009. Then in 2010, Jamie started the Take Back Pride campaign, seeking to unify the work of LGBT organizations and use our Pride events to educate and activate our community and allies. Take Back Pride made its way into more than 17 communities and 4 countries in just a few months of organizing. In other news, Jamie’s voice can be heard most Saturday mornings on Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! or Viva Pinata! and you can view some of his photography work at http://www.EqualityPhotography.com.
Sean Carlson is an organizer and trombonist from Washington, DC. As a musician he has performed widely across the country and has worked with several orchestras on the east coast. As an organizer he worked with Obama For America in 2008 and was a tour manager for the American Wind Symphony in 2009. In late 2009 he worked to organize a music education community project in rural louisiana and most recently was the co-founder and lead organizer for The Big Commit: Exchanging Vows with Equality. When not working or performing Sean is a youth mentor and avid runner.