I’m always bad at introductions. Even when I’ve written personal ads on dating websites, I never know what to say in the introduction. I’d like to think it’s because I’m too complex to sum up in a paragraph, but I actually think it’s likely because I’m just bad at getting started.

So, I’m a GWM looking for a . . . .Supreme Court

Wait. Wrong intro. In fact, I’m a journalist who used to be a lawyer (well, technically, I am still a lawyer). Before I became a journalist and a lawyer, I managed college residence halls and also once taught high school language arts. I’m originally from the Midwest (Mizzou Rah!) and have lived in the Washington, D.C. area for 15 years.

As a journalist, I spent eight years covering legal issues relating to employment and labor policy for BNA, the largest independent publisher of information and analysis products for professionals in business and government. I currently oversee a network of 50 international correspondents who provide news for our publications and services.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that my interest in fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues also includes legal issues and the workplace. As one of increasingly odd gay people who regularly goes to church and spends a significant amount of time thinking and reading about religion, I am also hoping to talk about how LGBT issues intersect with communities of faith and religious liberty.