Alex Garner is an actor/writer/activist living in Los Angeles. He spent his twenties as a queer youth organizer before moving into the performing arts. In 2005 he worked with Eric Rofes to create Test/Postive/Now and is one of the project’s original performers. Alex is a founding member of The Gay Mafia Theater Company, a gay improv and sketch comedy troupe.
Trevor Hoppe is currently freezing in Ann Arbor, Michigan while working towards his PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. His current research project is on gay men’s identities as bottoms, and he’s very excited about bringing “The Bottom Monologues” to life. He hails from North Carolina originally, where he spent four lovely years at UNC-Chapel Hill as an spunky gay activist and organizer. He also went to school there, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Sexuality Studies. He went on to receive a Masters degree in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University.
Trevor also recently organized and published an anthology of essays by queer men, titled “Beyond Masculinity: Essays by Queer Men on Gender and Politics,” which can be read for free online at www.beyondmasculinity.com or as a podcast via iTunes. He is also a blogger, and you can read his blog on gay men’s health, academia, and LGBT politics at www.trevorhoppe.com.
Erik Libey has lived in Rochester, NY since 1992 when he moved there to attend the University of Rochester. He began his life as a queer activist as an undergrad participating in the queer student group on campus and carried those experiences beyond college into his “adult” life. Erik has continued his involvement in community activism, served on the board of the Rochester queer film festival, volunteered extensively with queer youth in his community and pursued a career in the queer health field. For the last 9 years, he has been employed as the LGBT Health Coordinator at a non-profit organization in Rochester where he does community and provider education on queer health disparities, including publishing a local monthly column on queer health issues. As both a participant in three of the National Gay Men’s Health Summits, including the most recent one in Seattle where the idea for this project was born, AND an unashamedly self-identified bottom/vers guy, Erik is excited and anxious to see the “Bottom Monologues” come to life!