Teresa Theophano is a New York City-based social worker and freelance writer. She is the co-editor, with Stephanie Schroeder, of HEADCASE: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and editor of Queer Quotes (Beacon Press, 2004).
Teresa is also a former contributor to the now-defunct websites xoJane.com and glbtq.com. She co-founded the NYC Queer Mental Health Initiative, a peer-based support organization, in 2014, and the LGBTQ Camaraderie Project, a nonprofit that develops prevention-based training curricula to encourage mutual aid among queer and trans community in the hostile sociopolitical environment, in 2017.
Teresa is on the board of Trinity Place Shelter for LGBTQ homeless youth, and is currently at work on a full-length memoir as well as a co-written volume on suicide prevention and postvention in LGBTQ communities.