Annie Laurie Gaylor


Annie Laurie Gaylor (born November 2, 1955) is a co-founder of – and, with her husband Dan Barker, a current co-president of – the Freedom From Religion Foundation.[1] She was also the editor of the organization's newspaper, Freethought Today (published ten times per year) until 2015. Gaylor is the author of several books, including Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So, Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children and, as editor, Women Without Superstition: No Gods – No Masters. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison's School of Journalism in 1980 and describes herself[citation needed] as a feminist and liberal. In 2010, Gaylor received the Humanitarian Heroine award from the American Humanist Association.[2] Gaylor has been an invited speaker at conferences including the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia,[3] and the regional conference of the Minnesota Atheists.[4] She is on the speakers bureau of the Secular Student Alliance.