Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a writer with the New York Times Magazine, a New York Times bestselling author, and an assistant professor of writing and publishing at Emerson College. Benoit began writing for the Times Magazine in 2002 and has since penned numerous covers and features for the magazine–including widely discussed stories about down low culture, bisexuality, addiction, fraternities, kids coming out in middle school, and young gay married couples in Massachusetts. His work has earned him awards from GLAAD and NLGJA, among others. Benoit’s 2011 Times Magazine piece, “My Ex-Gay Friend,” was recently turned into a film (I Am Michael) starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. Benoit has also published three books–his most recent, Travels With Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country, was a New York Times bestseller. In 2014, The Advocate named Benoit one of the 50 most influential LGBT people working in media.