S. Leigh Thompson

Drop the I-Word Online Community Organizer and Campaigner
Brooklyn, NY

S. Leigh Thompson is a social justice artist, community organizer and self-described "raging queer." Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Leigh first organized to fight the Nebraska's Defense of Marriage Amendment, and has continued to work and organize within queer and trans communities ever since. Over the years, he has worked for several local and national queer rights organizations, and currently serves as the Online Community Organizer for the Drop the I-Word Campaign. Leigh has worked with many different communities on a variety of issues, and is dedicated to engaging communities in anti-oppressive dialogues on power and privilege, and to developing tools to take action towards social justice.  


Leigh tweets at @sleighthompson.

Tell the Associated Press to Drop the I-Word

The Associated Press is looking ahead to the 2012 edition of the AP Stylebook and would like to hear from readers. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Today's Love: Taking the Stage for Queer Muslims

Artists combat anti-Muslim and anti-queer bigotry in an effort to foster visibility and support.

Superman as Immigrant Rights Activist

Watch Comedian Hari Kondabolu chime in on the country’s most famous undocumented immigrant.

Jay Smooth to Gov. Rick Perry: Superman Was Undocumented

Superman fought for truth, justice and the American way. Perry? Not so much.

Antonio Diaz Chacón's Heroism Shows Lunacy of Hateful Rhetoric

The man lauded as a hero came out as undocumented. And that’s even more reason to applaud his bravery.

FOX News Still Can't Decide Whether to Respect or Hate Latinos

One site targets Latino viewers and uses the word “undocumented.” The other, of course, doesn’t. What gives?