_Michael Luongo by Mark Bennington_2 - Copy (751x1024)Michael Luongo is an award-winning New York-based freelance writer, novelist, editor and photographer, concentrating on travel, culture, human rights and other topics. Luongo was the 2013 NLGJA Journalist of the Year. His byline has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg News, National Geographic Traveler, Christian Science Monitor, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+ Leisure, and Gay City News. His 15 books include Gay Travels in the Muslim World, produced when he was a Haworth Press editor, The Voyeur and several Frommer’s travel guides. Michael is a 2015-2016 fellow at the University of Michigan Knight Wallace Journalism Foundation. www.michaelluongo.com