Jeff Hood holds a Master of Arts from the University of Alabama, a Master of Science from Creighton University, a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Theology from Emory University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. He is an activist theologian and author of fifteen books and numerous articles. In 2013, Hood was awarded PFLAG Fort Worth’s Equality Award for activism and service. In 2016, Hood’s book, The Courage to Be Queer, was named the third best religion book of the year at the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Through consistent media appearances, Hood has been able to share the message of queer justice with a broad audience. He lives in Denton, Texas.