Biography

Eliel Cruz is a prolific speaker and writer on religion, LGBT issues, and culture. A leading bisexual activist, Cruz has spoken across the country on the issues pertaining to the bisexual community, media representation, as well as faith and sexuality at universities and conferences alike. His work has been published in HuffPo, Upworthy, NBC, Mic News, Teen Vogue, Daily Dot, Everyday Feminism, Washington Post, Sojourners, DETAILS, Quartz, and Rolling Stone.

Most recently, Cruz created The Agenda, a weekly show on Facebook Live and Periscope discussing Latinx and LGBT pop culture and politics. Cruz is also the creator of #FaithfullyLGBT, a hashtag and organization promoting the stories of LGBT people of faith in mainstream media. The #FaithfullyLGBT photo series was featured in HuffPo, NewNowNext, Queerty, South Florida Gay News, Sojourners, and Buzzfeed.

In addition, Cruz is the former Executive Director of Faith In America, an organization dedicated to ending religious based bigotry towards LGBT people. He has done faith organizing work for five years.

Cruz is the co-founder and former president of Intercollegiate Adventist Gay-Straight Alliance Coalition, an organization that advocates for safe spaces for LGBT students at Seventh-Day Adventist colleges. He has a BBA & BA in International Business and French Studies from Andrews University.

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