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An interview in Ankara, Turkey.

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"Her talk was so inspiring -- I really still vividly remember the looks on my students' faces."

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Speaker
2018 Lecture as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism
Yale Divinity School
Citizen Dyke: Community, Media, and the Age-Old Seduction of Hate
New Haven, CT
2017 Featured Speaker, Yale Divinity School
Last Lesbian Standing: Language, Community-Building, and the Meaning of the Universe, 25 years after the Lesbian Avengers
New Haven, CT

Film presentation, talk
1st European Lesbian Conference
Vienna, Austria

2015 Featured Speaker, Kentucky Women's Book Festival
How to Write a Radical Memoir and Survive Louisville, KY

Featured speaker, panelist
Lesbian activism, video activism
Pink Life QueerFest, Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Featured Speaker, Journée d'étude: Publics en mouvement (Day of Study: The Public in Motion), L'université de Paris 2, Paris, France (in French)

Direct Action: What is it good For? The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Film screening, reading, Q & A, Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC

For complete events or Press.

2013 The Lesbian Avengers: Activism and the Imagination, Lecture, CUNY Kingsborough

Lesbian Avengers and the Art of Being a Superhero, Lecture, movie screening, Rutgers/Newark

2012 Panel, moderator, The Lesbian Avengers and the East Village, Crucible of Change, Dixon Place Lounge, NYC
2011 Lecture: The Lesbian Avengers and Street Activism, Indiana University Southeast
2009 The Art of Protest: The Elements of Successful Street Actions, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Harvard University

"LesGay-Legal-Letal" Matadero, Madrid

Panel, L'Arme du rire Espace Bagdam, Festival du Printemps lesbien, Toulouse

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Journalist
2017- present Media consultant and content provider

Offers everything from website texts to social media posts, and press releases; creates web-based campaigns with coherent, engaging narratives

2007- present Independent journalist

Specializes in society, culture, and politics. Credits include International Herald Tribune, Louisville Courier-Journal, Huffington Post , EatingWell, THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine

Columnist, Gay City News, New York
2001- present President & CEO, Homocom Corporation, an LGBT communications project
2007-2009 Video Journalist, Two for the Road web films, Paris.
2000-06 Co-editor, co-founder, The Gully online magazine, "Queer views on everything." In English and Spanish.
AWARDS
2018 Poynter Fellow, Yale University

New York Press Association, Gay City News, first prize columnist

2017 New York Press Association, Gay City News, recognition for column
2016 New York Press Association, Gay City News, recognition for column
2015 New York Press Association, Gay City News, recognition for column
2010 Bernard-Heller Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY
2008 New York Press Association, Gay City News, recognition for column
2007 New York Press Association, Gay City News, recognition for health coverage.
EDUCATION
M.A. coursework, New York University, Dept. Performance Studies
B.A. English & Art. Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.