Other Publications

Ann Hampton Callaway

Michael L. Weinstein

Stefan Kruszewski, MD

LaJoyce Brookshire


Sophie B. Hawkins

LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

 


Platanos & Collard Greens

PigPen Theatre Company

Julie Gold

Sophie B. Hawkins

Carly Rae Jepsen

Andrew Rannells

Michael John LaChiusa

Robin Byrd

Simon Doonan

Gavin Creel

Diana Ross

Mary Wilson

Patti LaBelle

Wig Out

Liza Minnelli

Rory O’Malley

Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal

Knox Bundy

Skyler Horowitz

Ali Forney Center

St. Vincent’s Hospital

Male Eating Disorders

The State of Drag

Racism in Pornography

Laurieann Gibson (page 36)

Gloria Estefan (page 44)

Fabrice Morvan (page 62)

Dionne Warick (page 32)

Kimberly Caldwell (page 38)

Cazwell (page 38)


Deborah Gibson

Matthew Rush

Martha Wash


Mary Wilson


Antonio Sabato Jr.

Olate Dogs

Kimberly Caldwell

Carrie Preston

Silas Weir Mitchell

Michael Feinstein

Carla Collins

Sally Pressman

Sophie B. Hawkins

Audrey Landers

John Tartaglia

The cast of “One Life to Live”

Sonya Fitzpatrick

Sarah Burke

Vicki Lawrence

Linda Eder

Kristine W.

Ashlan Gorse

Jackee Harry

Chudney Ross


Apple Store Opens

Anne Steele

Fabrice Morvan

Please visit my other pages for my work with ABC News, Essence, Out, and Tails.

In addition to the publications listed above, my career started with “The New York Blade.” The publication has since folded, but I am very proud of the work I did. Here are the stories I covered. Scanned copies available upon request.

Robin Byrd

Robin and I had dinner together and talked for a few hours. Then when we were finished we talked to the subway together. What a lovely person. Just thinking about our night together brings a smile to my face. And for the record–nothing happened beyond dinner!

Dick Gottfried

I had been yearning to have one of my stories appear in the New York Blade for quite some time. After a lot of pitching, rejection and perseverance, I met my goal when I was asked to do a story on this New York Assembly member.

Phil Donahue

Me, interviewing the man who taught others how to interview? I couldn’t believe it. He is truly a professional and was very candid and so easy to talk with. At one point while we were on the phone he said, “I have to hop in the car. Would you mind if I call you back on my cell?” He wanted to continue talking to me? What an afternoon that was!

Diahann Carroll

I prepared so much for this interview. I did a lot of reading, spent hours on YouTube and asked others about her. When we spoke she was so elegant and proper. I was in awe; I could not believe I was doing an interview with this living legend. No matter how many articles I do, I will never forget this one.

Vanessa Williams

I truly have been lucky. I’ve admired Vanessa Williams for years, and now here I was doing an interview with her. It another what I call a “pinch me moment.” This was another instance where out of no where I said, “I’m going to do a story on Vanessa Williams.” I didn’t know how to make that happen. I thought, “Why would she want to speak with me?” But, she did. The Sweetest Days, indeed.

Judith Light

I could get very emotional talking about this article. I’ve always wanted to do a story on Ms. Light, and I finally got the opportunity. I have admired her for so long, and I feel like I grew up with her, having watched “Who’s the Boss?” each and every week. She was so kind, gentle and gracious when we met. In the future there will be another article on Judith Light … how do I know? She told me she wanted to!

Martin Duberman

Instead of being in impressed by Martin Duberman (which I was), he was impressed by me. I do a lot of research before I conduct an interview, and he couldn’t believe how much I already knew about him. He said it was so rare that an interviewer actually takes the time to learn about him. I believe it’s part of the job, and I was grateful that this talented, Pulitzer Prize finalist appreciated my abilities.

Rue McClanahan

I worked with Ms. McClanahan in 1999 in the show “Bye Bye Birdie.” Every night backstage she’d teach me ballroom dancing. When we did this interview I reminded her of that time. I didn’t expect her to remember, but she did! This article got picked up by so many other publications. What an unexpected thrill that was for me.

Melissa Etheridge

Just a few weeks before Melissa was scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden, I said on a whim, “I want to do a story!” I didn’t know if there would be enough time to work out all of the details, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. Well, it all worked out, and I was so grateful to Melissa and her team.

Bebe Neuwirth

I always loved the character of Lilith on “Cheers.” When I heard Bebe was making her nightclub debut in New York, I knew I had to talk with her. Our time together was more like having a drink with a friend, rather than an interview.

Freda Payne

My favorite articles are celebrity profiles. Since beinning with the New York Blade, I pitched celebrity pieces. I was always turned down. Due to my persistance, I finally had the opportunity to do one on the singer who made the song “Band of Gold” a worldwide smash.

Rhonda Ross

For personal reasons this was one of the most fulfilling and heartwarming features I had ever done.

Rita Fisher

I met this amazing 84-year-old woman at the PFLAG dinner I went to in October ’07. We had a long conversation that night, and I just knew I had to tell her story. Sometimes the real stars don’t get recognized.

Rollerena

Some people look at Rollerena and just see this bizarre character. For me Rollerena is bright, original and someone who helped advance the gay and lesbian movement.

Ryan Mintz

This article came out of no where. I had written a pervious article for the Boston paper “Bay Windows” and always wanted to do another. Getting a call from them asking me if I wanted to do this article on an upcoming musician was thrilling. I also enjoyed this interview. Ryan was warm and very complimentary to this article. In his words, “I *loved* this article! You did such a great job capturing the essence of my music, and my message. I think I’m finally getting the hang of this whole interview thing. I grabbed 10 issues for friends & fam!”

Florent

This legendary restaurant owner was so kind to me. A few weeks after the story ran, Florent marched in New York City’s Gay Pride Parade. I remember how he stepped out of line and walked over to me on the sidelines and gave me a kiss. I was deeply touched.

Julie Gold

I met Julie Gold, the writer of the timeless anthem “From a Distance,” at a holiday party in 2006. From the second I met her, I felt a connection. I just wanted to spend hours and hours with her. When I began writing articles, I knew Julie was someone I wanted to profile. I am happy to now call her my friend.

Gilbert Baker

Another pioneer. By now everyone has seen the rainbow flag, but I bet they couldn’t tell you who designed it. When I was asked to this story, I didn’t think twice. It was a story that needed to be told.

Bob Kohler

I am always interested in learning more about New York City during the ’60s, ’70s and 80s. It’s a passion of mine. This story on a gay activist helped me learn so much. Times sure have changed …

Danny Dromm

My interview with Queens, N.Y. District Leader. Dromm was also one of the first teachers to “come out” in the public school system.

The Boys in the Band

I was sent the 40th anniversary DVD of “The Boys in the Band” in the mail. One Saturday night I began watching it and only got half way through it. I decided to go to bed and wondered if I’d ever finish it. That night I couldn’t sleep. I got up at 4:30 a.m., and I couldn’t get the characters from “The Boys in the Band” out of my head. I headed to the TV and watched the rest of the movie. When it concluded, I knew I had to do a story on this groundbreaking film. And here it is.

Join the Impact – Proposition 8 Rally

This story came at a time when I had a million things to do. I had thought of turning the assignment down, but then I realized this rally in New York was expected to draw thousands of people and was going to be a day I wouldn’t want to miss. Should this go down in history, I can say I was not only a part of it, but I also covered it. Sometimes the celebrity pieces have to wait …

Funny Gay Males

I conducted the interview with this comedy trio on my birthday. Their laughter was such a gift to have received that day.

Four-Letter Word

I was happy to do this film story because it put me in touch with actor and writer Jesse Archer. I admire him very much.

Stop Loss

To do this article on the movie starring Ryan Phillippe I was invited to a private film screening. I ate this assignment right up!

Rubyfruit

The staff at this bar & grill welcomed me with open arms. The brief time I spent with them is something that will always bring a smile to my face.

PFLAG Honors

This is a wonderful organization that I truly believe in. I am proud of the relationship I have built with PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Frieds of Lesbians and Gays) since doing this article.

SAGE Awards

This was the first formal affair I went to as a reporter. At the time it was a defining moment.

New York City Court System

This was another difficult story to bring to life. There was a lot of facts and figures to sift through about this organization within the New York City Courts. As an interesting behind-the-scenes fact, I wrote this story in January, but it didn’t see the light of day until six months later.

Middle Collegiate Church

This was another important story. It got quite a bit of attention. After all, homosexuality and church is not something that usually goes together.

An Army of Ex-Lovers

This was another story where I had the opportunity to learn about the ’70s and the ’80s. The author, Amy Hoffman, was a sweetheart to me. I also got to interview comedian Kate Clinton for this story. I had a blast talking with her.

Serosorting

This is what I consider my first controversial story. I had some apprehension on doing the story at first, but I am very proud of this piece. It’s fair, balanced and edgy.

Ali Forney Center

Another one of my favorite stories. These teens–who at one time had no place to call home–touched me. Everyone at the Center could not have been more welcoming. I was even invited to their holiday party. Bea Arthur loved this organization. After she died, she left the center a gift.

Is Eustace Tilley Gay?

Eustace Tilley is the mascot for the New Yorker Magazine. This story originally caught my eye on a blog. It’s a fun, light story I enjoyed working on.

Super Tuesday

Originally I was just supposed to talk to people to see who they were voting for in the upcoming presidential election. Then the assignment became much more involved, and I kept thinking, “What did I get myself into?”

It’s Elementary

Since I have a degree in education, this story on an educational documentary shown in schools was very important to me.

Parting Glances

This groundbreaking 1986 film starring Steve Buscemi was one of the first to address AIDS. After all of the articles I’ve done, this remains one of my favorites. The film has a wonderful message, and it provides great insight on how people responded to AIDS in its infancy.

Eliot Spitzer’s 2008 Budget

I never would have imagined that weeks after writing this story Gov. Spitzer would come under fire in a sex scandal.

Depression in New York City

This was one of the hardest articles I’ve worked on, but it remains one of the most compelling and informative.

BASH’d

To do this story on a gay, rap opera I had to go to the theater and catch up with the stars while they were rehearsing. It was a very interesting afternoon. Some of things we discussed I knew I couldn’t put into print. This was also my first story for HX Magazine, (part of The York Blade).

Other New York Blade works:

A Day Out Against Hate

AdRespect Honors

Oscar Wilde Bookstore Closing

Right Rides

It’s All About the Women

Images in Advertising Awards

SAGE Ad Campagin 

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