Over the years, I have carved my own beat covering LGBTQ news, issues, art and culture at whatever publication I'm working at to increase visibility and better engage the community in journalism.

Below is a collection of some of my best stories:


Minky Kim

At Trans- And Asian-Owned Han Training Gym, Members Find Inclusive Space ‘Where It’s Safe To Be Your Whole, Radical Self’


Brianna Loved Makeup. Disaya Wanted To Do Hair. Family, Friends Mourn In Deadly Year For Transgender People

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Drag Kings Are ‘Booming’ In Chicago, Pushing Limits Of What Drag Can Be


Mama Gloria, Trans Icon Who Mentored Queer Chicago Youth With Her Charm School, Dies At 76


In ‘Unboxing Queer History’ Podcast, Gerber/Hart Library Shares The Untold Stories Of Chicago’s LGBTQ Past


The Ultimate Guide To LGBTQ-Owned Businesses In Chicago

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Activists Give City Failing Grade For Transgender Rights During Trans Day Of Visibility Rally


At Pink Tiger Farm, Gay Chicago Couple Lives Out Gardening Dreams In Southern Illinois

Zahara Bassett

Trans Visibility Pageant To Uplift Transgender Artists, Community Workers: ‘I Want Everyone To Receive Their Flowers’

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Meet Sigourney Beaver, Chicago’s ‘Female Impersonator Impersonator’ Competing To Be The Next Drag ‘Supermonster’


Drag queens celebrate Black Her-story Month in ‘Magic’ musical revue


Little Jim’s, The First Gay Bar In Boystown, Closing For Good