Eliel Cruz is an activist, 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 Huffington Post, Upworthy, NBC, Mic News, Teen Vogue, Daily Dot, Everyday Feminism, Washington Post, Sojourners, DETAILS, GQ, Quartz, and Rolling Stone, The New York Times and many other outlets.
Cruz is the co-host of The Agenda, with noted essayist and journalist John Paul Brammer, a weekly show on Facebook and Twitter live discussing the top LGBT political and pop culture stories of the week. Cruz is also the creator of #FaithfullyLGBT, a hashtag, photo series, and organization promoting the stories of LGBT people of faith. The #FaithfullyLGBT photo series was featured in Huffington Post, NewNowNext, Queerty, 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 currently serves on the Human Rights Campaign Religion & Faith Council and 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.