Heinrich Hofmann’s Christ
Quarto, Spring 2019
Winner of the Emily Gould Nonfiction Prize
On moral scrupulosity, religious obsession, and life’s imitation of art.
The ’90s Pop Culture Moments that Made Me Gay
Medium, August 4, 2019
From middle school fashion trends to Mariah Carey music videos, here are the pop culture moments that shaped my homosexuality.
There’s a Reason Why I’m Like This
Quarto, April 25, 2019
After you’ve been administered the Heimlich maneuver (twice), you begin to rethink what’s possible.
How to Be Cisgender
Quarto, January 17, 2018
On playing by the rules, the ‘bro hug,’ and the supernatural power of My Little Ponies.
The New P-Town: 10 Reasons Why Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Should Be Your Next LGBT Vacation Destination
Frommer’s, July 22, 2019
I explain why Rehoboth rivals Provincetown as the best vacation destination on the east coast for LGBT travelers.
Jennifer Boylan Is Not a Poster Child
The Eye, September 1, 2017
I sat down with the author and trans activist to discuss her writing process, and how she learned to refute all the haters.
Notorious Anti-Gay Preacher Scott Lively and the Language That Kills
HuffPost, June 12, 2017
Connecting the dots between American evangelical activists and the criminalization of homosexuality around the globe.
AVENUE, July 20, 2018
A profile of James Goldcrown, the forever-young artist behind the Instagrammable ‘Bleeding Hearts’ murals.
New NLGJA Award Goes to a Rebelle with a Cause
NLGJA, September 7, 2018
Karen Hawkins, the founder of Rebellious Magazine, explained to me what it’s like to be a black woman in the white-male-dominated field of journalism.
A Second Look at ‘Britney: For the Record’
Medium, January 12, 2019
Revisiting the documentary that takes us inside the mind of the world’s most unreachable pop star.
Lest We Forget Why Gay Men Love Britney and Madonna
HuffPost, September 17, 2017
On the impact these pop culture icons have had on the gay community, and why it matters.
When Sex and the City Ate Manhattan
AVENUE, June 16, 2018
On the TV show’s 20th anniversary, I couldn’t help but wonder: Did ‘Sex’ ruin the city?
Generations of AIDS
The Eye, October 10, 2017
Examining HIV/AIDS-related stigma with three generations of gay Columbia students, past and current.
7 Summer Reads for the Sensitive Gay
Medium, July 15, 2019
A summer reading list curated for men like me. (Or for anyone who has a softer side.)
Oh, the Horror
Medium, June 16, 2018
If you want to know what the future holds for American politics, just watch Poltergeist.
Self-Care in the Age of Trump
Medium, June 21, 2018
What self-care looks like after a demagogue has taken over.
Visiting This Australian Museum Will Require Flippers and an Oxygen Tank
Frommer’s, July 24, 2019
Reporting on the new Museum of Underwater Art in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Our Travel Podcasts: Travel Bans and Flight Plans
Frommer’s, June 11, 2019
Recapping Frommer’s weekly podcasts, which covered Trump’s travel ban to Cuba and ARC’s annual survey.
AVENUE’s Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways
AVENUE, August 3, 2018
To save readers the trouble, I put together some travel itineraries for an unforgettable holiday weekend.
Here’s Where It’s Safe to Eat During Restaurant Week
AVENUE, July 23, 2018
For New Yorkers in search of a restaurant that isn’t overrun by tourists looking for a deal.
Style Spotlight: Christy Turlington Burns
AVENUE, September 19, 2018
A fashion profile of everyone’s favorite supermodel turned activist.
Spend July 4th Out East
AVENUE, June 28, 2018
Where to celebrate Independence Day in the Hamptons.
Barron Trump's Prep School Put on Lockdown Due to Suspicious Truck: NYPD
DNAinfo New York, March 13, 2017
The truck was parked just outside the front doors of his Upper West Side school.
Man Stabbed on 6 Train in The Bronx, Police Say
DNAinfo New York, March 15, 2017
A man survived a brutal stabbing at the Pelham Bay Park Station in the Bronx.
Beat the Heat!
AVENUE, August 3, 2018
From art exhibits to sexy little speakeasies, here’s where to escape the heat when you’re stuck in the city.
Corporate America Voices Support for LGBTQ Americans During Pride Month
GLAAD, July 5, 2017
Despite the anti-equality efforts of some conservatives, LGBTQ Americans saw their identities reflected in major advertising campaigns.
Step Away from Your Cell Phone
AVENUE, June 30, 2018
Manhattan native Jake Rose adds to his Color My Town series with ‘Color the Hamptons.’