Brandon Thomas is a graduate student at Towson University where he is majoring in Women and Gender Studies. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Political Science. He was the opinions editor for MTSU’s student-run newspaper The Sidelines and a co-founder of Sigma Phi Beta Colony, a queer-allied fraternity, on his campus and is currently the communications director for the national office. Brandon is an advocate of queer rights and focuses, in his writings, on how important self-critique is for the movement if progress within the movement is to be made.