Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell is the State Director for the Human Rights Campaign where she spends all her time fighting for equity, equality and inclusion for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer (LGBTQ) people. She was educated in the Jackson Public School District in Mississippi. She received an undergraduate degree in English from Jackson State University (1990), a Master of Arts inSecondary Education from the University of Mississippi (1996), a Masters degree in Divinity from Southern Methodist University (2003) and a Doctor of Philosophy in EducationalLeadership from Jackson State University (2008). Denise is an artist whose images reflect life at the intersection of Race, Sexual Orientation andReligious Oppression. She sings, plays piano, practices American Sign Language, sketches, reads and writes.