Dan Dyson joined the Out & Equal staff as an intern in June 2011 and was hired full-time as a receptionist on January 1, 2012. He was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. In March 2011 he relocated and settled in California from Nairobi, Kenya. Dan began singing at a young age. In 2001 he began his career in music as a full time Performing and Recording Gospel Singer/Musician. He obtained a Diploma/Certificate in Music, Dance and Drama at Kampala College of Music in Uganda in 2006. He also worked as a back-up vocalist for Fr. Anthony Musaala, a Pam Award winner in Uganda for ten years. Together, they were awarded the Pearl of Africa Music Awards for gospel music in 2006 and 2007. Dan recorded eight albums with Fr. Anthony and also released his first solo album in 2008. Dan co-founded the Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, a gay organization advocating for gay rights, HIV prevention, and providing counseling for the LGBTI community in Uganda in 2005. He served as treasurer for the organization and was a gay rights activist, advocating for sexual minorities. Dan’s passion is to spread love to the world through his soulful music. His hobbies include going to the movies, traveling, hiking, performing, recording and composing songs that achieve his dream and vision.