Class of 1987 - MKA
Originally from Newark, NJ, Sloan Wiesen graduated MKA in 1987, after attending from kindergarten through the 12th grade and serving as editor-in-chief of the Academy News. At the time, he was the only openly gay student at MKA, authored an editorial for the school paper aimed at sparking civil discussion about anti-LGBT discrimination, and took a male date to the senior prom. He went on to graduate from Penn in 1992 as a communications major, and worked in Washington in public-interest communications – specifically to advance equal rights and religious liberty for all Americans. Sloan worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years – including service with the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. Since then, he has been working for 14 years as a real estate agent in Reston, Virginia. He enjoys karaoke and continues to be energized by civic engagement, voter registration, and helping people of all faiths advance equal rights and religious liberty. He shares his favorite book, God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines, with anyone who may find it useful. Sloan and his husband Randy have been together for 24 years, and live in Reston with, perhaps unsurprisingly, their two cats.