Don Kilhefner is an LGBTQ rights activist, community organizer, and Jungian psychologist living in West Hollywood, California. He founded and co-founded multiple gay organizations, including the Radical Faeries and the LA Community Services Center (now the Los Angeles LGBT Center) and Van Ness Recovery House.
After completing college he taught German and world history in high school for a year in suburban Wilmington. He was one of the first to volunteer for the Peace Corps in 1962. He spent three years of his life living in Ethiopia, while teaching secondary school history.