For over three years, I worked at Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage for same-sex couples nationwide, as the Deputy Digital Director. I told love stories every day and helped to brand a movement that helped us win.
I've designed for issue-focused political campaigns, small businesses and political candidates, and I've written for publications, blogs, national organizations and state advocacy efforts.
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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.
In my third essay for Hello Mr., I explored the challenges - and relief - that came with moving on from heartbreak and building a friendship with my ex.
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.
For the launch of the new national campaign committed to winning non-discrimination protections for LGBT people, I spoke with a same-sex couple in Kansas, now able to marry but continuing to face discrimination.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments on the case that would ultimately bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples nationwide, I wrote this in-depth feature on the plaintiffs, showing the long list of ways that marriage matters.
This second essay for Hello Mr. takes a look at the "one who got away" with a healthy mix of humor and angst, imagining what life could have been like for us.
I explored the story of Aden, who transitioned to male while attending an all-female college. This is his story.
After being criticized by bloggers and a former board co-chair, GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios spoke with me about the organization's finances, recent endorsement of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and their stance on net neutrality.
In the days following a federal judge's order declaring Utah's law banning marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional, I spoke with and profiled a great family from Salt Lake City on finally being able to say "I do."
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.
One of my favorite profiles I've written for Freedom to Marry, this piece centers on Shana Elmer, whose brother is gay. Shana, a Mormon in Utah, takes time here to beautifully meditate on the intersection of her faith and her support for her brother.
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.”
I designed hundreds of social media share graphics, development documents, web pages, and other elements for the national campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples.
I helped launch the day-to-day social brand for this new national campaign to win comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.
I worked with Asheville City Council candidate Lindsey Simerly on her logo, website, and print materials.
For this Freedom to Marry program dedicated to the increasing focus on LGBT equality in southern states, we built out a separate brand, which I created and executed.
To launch this marriage-specific campaign in Texas, I created dozens of social media graphics and content.