ESSAYS

Here you’ll find articles and essays I’ve written about personal experiences, social equality, & family entertainment.

Why Your Trump and Putin Gay Jokes Aren’t Funny / The Nib / Nov 2018

The Action Figures That Made Me Gay / Into / March 2018

These TV Shows are Positively Portraying Mental Health / The Mighty / Jan. 2018

You’re Very Mature for Your Age’ & Other Things Older Men Told Me / The Washington Post / Nov. 2017

‘Lilo & Stitch’ Meant the World to My Gay, Parentless 10-Year-Old Self / Teen Vogue / June 2017

My Mother Was Murdered When I Was a Baby. I Just Found a Photo of Her Funeral Online / Narratively / March 2017

Just One Kiss / Emerge: Lambda Literary Anthology / Feb. 2017

Cleaning Cat Pee for a Year Made Me Realize I Wasn’t Worthless / Narratively / Oct. 2016

How I Lift Myself Up When Depression Gets Me Down / The Mighty / June 2016

I’m Gay. That Means I Have AIDS, Right? / Narratively / June 2016

winner of the John Locher Memorial Awardfeatured on We Need Diverse Books

Being the Perfect Gay Guy Feels Impossible / The Mighty / May 2016

‘Moana’ isn’t Disney’s First Anti-Princess / Polygon / Nov. 2016

The Latest Horror Film “Based on a True Story” is a Case Study in Culturally Insensitive Hollywood Marketing. / Pacific Standard / Jan. 2015

Get With the Program: The Coming Out of Children’s Cartoons / Pacific Standard – Dec. 2015

referenced on Lambda Literary, and quoted in Bustle

Disney Store Removes Gender Divide from 2015 Halloween Costume Collection / The Mary Sue / Sept. 2015,

referenced on Huffington Post, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Gay Star News, Babyology, and Nylon.

This Disney Show for Preschoolers is Teaching Kids About Consent / BuzzFeed / Aug. 2015

featured on the Hulu “Must See” Feed

Reasons ‘Inside Out’ is the Bomb / June 2015