I'm the Online Content Manager at Freedom to Marry in New York City, where I tell love stories every day and deploy digital strategy for the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
I'm passionate about social justice, politics, pop culture, personal narrative, and where they all intersect - and I've worked to incorporate those interests through my work at Hello Mr., The Bilerico Project, and The Good Men Project.
In this profile, I spoke with the first person in the country to legally bury their same-sex spouse in a military cemetery. The piece chronicles the couple's love through letters and vignettes of their many years together.
"I apologize for not being ready. For not being able to just be friends again. For finding it impossible to suspend the melodramatics or give you a break or move the fuck on."
I traveled to Raleigh in May 2014 to cover the second anniversary of the passage of Amendment 1, and anti-gay constitutional amendment in NC. I took photos, edited audio, and wrote about a peaceful act of civil disobedience.
Matt Thompson had given up any possibility of returning home from Iraq - but he returned safely. Now, over a year later, he still can't shake the urge to go back.
"And throughout all of that, a part of me was thinking about you and wondering when we would get the chance to start things up again, pick up right where we left off, rediscover what a Power Couple we were destined to be."
Aden, who transitioned to male while attending an all-female college, chose not to transfer schools even as he faced harassment and tension from classmates and administration. This is his story.
After being criticized by bloggers and a former board co-chair, GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios speaks about the organization's finances, recent endorsement of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and their stance on net neutrality.
A few days after "The Gay Girl from Damascus" was revealed to be a heterosexual man, the same proved to be true of "Paula Brooks," the longtime editor of lesbian blog Lez Get Real. I spoke with each of the key players in the story, including "Paula Brooks" himself.
Fred Karger is still running for president, and he's the first openly gay person to do so. Here, he speaks with The Bilerico Project about his lack of support, his disappointment with The Victory Fund, and what his campaign is trying to achieve.
Why SlutWalk is about more than just reclaiming a word
The push for equality in conservative USA, a series of five audio stories and slideshow
A 15-minute documentary about youth involvement in local politics through the lens of Svante Myrick, a 24-year-old Cornell University graduate who became the youngest mayor in Ithaca's history.
"Because I wasn't supposed to be on a date in October. I was supposed to be going to dinner with you, and hanging out with your friends, and telling you how much I love you."
How Republicans are rehabilitating their image by coming out for gay rights
Mark Horvath, by pooling resources and drawing on thousands of social media addicts, is working to show how communities can effect change.
In this fictional piece, I wrote about the context for the infamous "women Who Don't Need Feminism" Tumblr, examining her motivations and imagining her reconsideration.
Much of my work with Freedom to Marry in 2014 revolved on tracking, making sense of, and reporting on daily developments in marriage-related court cases.
Exploring the digital divide in rural and urban communities
This story takes a look at the lead plaintiffs in a case where a judge struck down the Texas marriage ban. The women recall falling in love and their fears on not being respected as a family.
Every good non-profit organization deserves a good genesis story. And The Joy of Sox, a new “start-up” non-profit based out of Wayne, sure has a good one.
When Daniel Haack was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 22, he started using a different line at bars: “Hey, my name’s Daniel, and I have cancer.”