Writing Portfolio

Writing Portfolio

“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”

~ Jonathan Gottschall

Choose your own adventure…

journalistic writing for Colorado Springs Indy

Gay and bisexual men still face barriers in donating blood

An opinion piece for the Colorado Springs Indy that questions why gay and bisexual men are still barred from giving blood.

May 5, 2020

Colorado Springs’ last remaining gay bar, Club Q, changes with the times

A cover story for the Colorado Springs Indy about why there was only one queer space left in Colorado Springs in the 21st Century.

Jul 7, 2020

Intersex people break the binds of society’s rigid gender binary

A “Queer and There” column for the Colorado Springs Indy about what intersex is and why that matters on a national and local level.

Oct 16, 2018

journalistic writing for the Scribe

“Exvangelicalism” found in the facades of Colorado Springs churches

A staff highlight for The Scribe that explores Stacy Platt’s, visual arts and art history professor at UCCS, art installation: #exvangelism.

March 1, 2021

New LGBTQIA+ bar ‘ICONS’ opens in downtown Colorado Springs

A business review for The Scribe about Colorado Springs’ new LGBTQ piano bar, started by two broadway performers.

Dec 9, 2020

How can I be gay and Christian?

As a gay Christian, I often get asked. how I can be both. This article is no where near exhaustive. I’m not an ethicist or a theologian, but I can share how I came to the conclusion that I did.

Oct 5, 2020

content writing for believr: an LGBTQ+ Christian app


As a co-founder and content lead, I wrote and approved all copy, including everything on our website. From landing page to blogs, we crafted the voice of a trusted friend to make our users feel safe, seen, and valued.

social campaigns

Being a community app, social media was a key variable with building out our reach. One way we did this was celebrating influencers who made massive contributions to the community.


After analyzing our users and researching their needs, we learned believr needed to be more than a dating app – it would be about connections of all kinds: friends, lovers, and chosen family. believr launched January 2021.

long-form personal blog

LGBTQ+ oppression in 2020

What oppression does an LGBTQ+ person face in the 21st Century, especially when there are marriage rights and protections from the federal level? But just because there is legislation, does not mean there is true safety and equality.

Nov 20, 2020

A criticism of gay culture by a gay man

Just because I’m gay, doesn’t mean I love everything about my community; in fact, I can be very frustrated, and I’m not alone. This article interviews some of my close gay friends to share similar frustrations that a lot of gay men have.

June 11, 2018

Greetings, fellow wanderer

This blog post is a candid exploration of my existential journey. It’s angsty and questions while giving people permission to doubt.

Oct 28, 2020

short-form Instagram blog

A seat at the table

What happens when you identify as LGBTQ, but they find themselves in a straight relationship? Do they fight for belonging? Is it false? Did they betray their identity?

June 10, 2018

Fairy dust

We can’t undo the past. All we have control over is the now. So what do we do with regret?

April 4, 2019


I feel built for something that doesn’t exist — a type of community that seems like something from fairytales. Should I kill my desire for the sake of reality?

Dec 13, 2021

creative writing

Prayer House

As a gay Christian, there were some critical moments that shaped who I am. As I look through my history to those moments, I was surprised that one unsuspecting place emerged as the primary setting — the local prayer house.

March 2, 2021

A letter to my younger self

Growing up gay, you don’t have gay dads to teach you. We have daddies, and that’s something different entirely. So what would I say to my younger self if I could say anything, if I could father that confused lil guy?

July 9, 2020


Is There a Correlation Between Biblical Inerrancy and Gender Equality?

Published in UCCS’s URJ, this research study surveyed 159 people via social media, asking questions about the Bible and women in leadership. The results discovered a correlation not only between people’s relationship to Biblical text and gender equality but also the surveyee’s perceived gender of God and gender equality.

Why Are People Leaving Christianity?

Published with Baptist Global News, this research analyzes why people are leaving Christianity, what they gain from leaving, and what they miss. With over 1,200 responses, the results reveal that the primary reason people are leaving is LGBTQ+ inclusion, that they gain the ability to love people better by leaving, and that they miss community more than anything.

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