Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ryan Grant Long Biography

Title:
Wikipedia Monitor on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“I knew I was gay well before adolescence, and sociologists agree that sexual orientation is fixed well before then anyway. If being gay didn’t happen until adolescence, why did I have such a big crush on Indiana Jones when I was in grade school?”

“Just For Fun,” Ryan Grant Long website (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Wikipedia Monitor on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues
  • Artist & Illustrator
  • Cashier, Home Depot, 2005-2007
  • Member, Delta Lambda Phi (a fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ebling Scholarship for Art, 2005
  • National Dean’s List, 2004
  • UW-Madison Dean’s List, 2002-2004
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2004
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2003
  • W. T. Graham Youth Art Award, 1999
  • LUHS Purchase Award, 1999
  • 1st Place, Wisconsin State Visual Arts Classic, 1999
  • 1st Place, Regional Visual Arts Classic, 1999
  • Wisconsin State Honors Choir, 1997
Education:
  • Graduate Studies, Drawing and Digital Painting, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
  • Certificate in LGBT Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Undergraduate Studies, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2000-2001
Other:
  • None found