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.

Bleeding Love

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.’