Selected clips

My quest to make my dog internet famous, The Walrus
I loved Belle, my one-eyed puppy. But could I convince everybody else that she was a star?

Can the Conservative Party of Canada come out of the closet?, Xtra
Tories have long made LGBTQ2S+ rights a wedge issue. Now the issue is dividing the party—and thwarting its chances at winning the next federal election

The lasting effect of reporting the pandemic, Maclean’s
What happens when you can’t escape the news, when it’s your livelihood and an innate habit built into your routine?

Why should LGBTQ2 Canadians care about the American election?, Xtra’s Rainbow Votes 2020
Where America leads, Canada supposedly follows. And after Trump took power, Canada caught a serious American flu.

The happy accident of Unintentional ASMR, The Outline
Rather than sending a shiver down your neck, these clips capture the beautiful mundanity of everyday life.

Why Andrew Scheer is Canada’s last anti-gay political leader, Xtra
🏆 Awarded Gold in Best News Coverage: Community, Digital Publishing Awards 2020
His endless dodges on queer rights are out of sync with both the country and the future of his party.

It's time to fix how we fight online, The Walrus
Social media was supposed to save democracy. So why do hatred and violence feel inseparable from online life?

Off The Chart, Xtra
"Off The Chart" is Xtra’s podcast devoted to the groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word, its Generation Q reboot, and the L.A. lesbians we can’t stop thinking about.

Rainbow Votes 2019, Xtra
🏆 Awarded Gold in Best News Coverage: Community, Digital Publishing Awards 2020
In the lead-up to the 2019 Canadian federal election, I explore LGBTQ2 issues and policies in this weekly newsletter.

Inside GSAs, where kids learn to talk gay, Xtra
🏆 Honourable Mention in Feature Writing, National Magazine Awards 2020
Nearly a decade ago, I started a Gay-Straight Alliance. I went back to high school to find out why they still matter.

Why I won't tell my grandmother I'm gay, The Walrus
Sometimes staying in the closet is just as liberating as stepping out of it.

The undoing of Ontario's sex ed, The Walrus
🏆 Awarded Gold in Best Editorial Package, Digital Publishing Awards 2019
From school walkouts to government snitch lines: how Doug Ford’s curriculum reversal became a political flashpoint

All the lonely people, Pivot
Canadian workers are more isolated than ever. And a lonely workforce isn’t just a public health concern, it’s bad for business.

Young, pregnant, no fixed address, The Local
Lack of affordable housing can have devastating and long-lasting health effects for teenage parents and their children

A sex-ed program that erases queer and trans students will cost lives, The Globe and Mail
Exploring Ontario's sex-ed curriculum from an LGBTQ youth perspective

I believe in the evil eye—and you should, too, The Walrus
Why my family’s superstitious legacy is a salve for uncertain times

Growing up Habbo, The Kernel
My so-called life in the first social network for teens

The year in talking sex with my mom, Hazlitt
🏆 Honourable Mention in Best Short Feature, National Magazine Awards 2016
A gay daughter inviting her conservative mother to a porn convention has to be a conversation starter, right?

Press

How to make your pet's social media page go viral, Here and Now, CBC Radio

LGBTQ storylines take centre stage in this year's crop of Christmas movies, but could go further, critics say, Day 6, CBC Radio

O'Toole sells Cons as inclusive, but are LGBTQ2S Canadians buying?, CityNews Toronto

Politicians marching in Pride parades need to back it up with real action, says journalist, The Current, CBC

OPPO's big queer foreign policy extravanganza!, OPPO, Canadaland

You don't have to come out to your whole family, says this gay writer, Tapestry, CBC Radio

Why I won't come out to my grandmother, This Happened to Me, CBC Radio

Dear Dad: In your silence, I found acceptance, Here and Now Toronto, CBC Radio

Working from home is bad for you, The Big Story Podcast

The closet in 2019, The Big Story Podcast

Going back to a sex-ed curriculum from 20 years ago would be dangerous, The Big Story Podcast

Talking queer media, Canadaland


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