(May 1st, 1960 - living) U.S.A.
Andy Thayer was born in the state of New York. He and his family lived in Holland, New York. His father designed missile parts, and his mother was an activist who helped draft dodgers of the Vietnam War escape to Canada. At the age of 17, Andy wrote articles against corruption in his high school newspaper at Holland Central High School. His articles led to the school shutting down the school newspaper. Andy later studied journalism at Northwestern University in 1978
He founded the Gay Liberation Network in September 1998 under the original name “Chicago Anti-Bashing Network” which was changed to the Gay Liberation Network in 2004. The group is one of the largest and most-active LGBTQ direct- action groups in the area of Chicago.
Andy is openly gay and currently lives in Chicago in the Uptown neighborhood. He got engaged in November 2013 and married in the summer of 2014. Andy Thayer is also an atheist.