Activist and political scientist who features progressive commentary on political news stories on The Humanist Report podcast in which he would found and host. His YouTube channel's videos which are home to his podcast would be watched more than 58 million times. He has been a contributor to the Huffington Post as well.
He obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in political science before pursuing a Ph.D in public policy.
He would author books titled Catalyze: The Rise of Gay Rights Movements in the Middle East & North Africa and How to Fix a Broken Democracy. He worked for the Human Rights Campaign to defeat "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
He has a sister who is married.