Joseph Ward III is the director of Believe Out Loud, an online network that empowers Christians to work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality. He previously served as Director of Communications of Intersections International. He has worked as a grassroots political organizer for local and federal campaigns including the 2008 field teams of Senator Tom Udall and former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2010, Mr. Ward was named a 21st Century Fellow, of the Pipeline Project, along with twenty people of color managers representing the nation's leading LGBT human rights, services and advocacy organizations in a yearlong fellowship. He is also a writer on religion and LGBT equality issues.