Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A.

Director of Grindr for Equality


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Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A., is a queer Latino activist, author, and researcher, currently serving as the director of Grindr for Equality. His work at the intersection of digital advocacy and LGBTQ justice has earned him recognition as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s top geopolitical thinkers of 2016 as well as Fast Company’s most creative people in business. Prior to his current position, Jack has worked with the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project (GTRAP), and Khemara, as well as five state and local LGBTQ-related ballot measure campaigns. Jack has co-authored two books – Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders and Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the Harvard Kennedy School Journal of LGBTQ Policy Studies, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and HIV Medicine. A native of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Jack earned both his B.S. in International Studies and his M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology, from Georgetown University.