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I write about travel over at A Bus Called Forward, and about soccer/football, human rights, LGBT and gender issues, and my own folly on this site. Additionally, I’m a featured blogger at Travel + Escape, and a regular columnist at human rights blog The New Civil Rights Movement. Visit my LinkedIn profile for a complete CV. In addition to my own blogs, my work has appeared in these publications (click to jump to section):

Bitch · BlogHer · The Bust DIY Guide to Life (Anthology) · Bust Magazine · Curve · Federation of Gay Games Blog · Frauensolidarität · GET Out! Canada · In Bed with Maradona · The Justin Campaign · LIV Magazine · Matador Network · The New Civil Rights Movement · Outside Online · OutSports · Paulotics · Pride Life · PV Mirror · PV Pulse · The Real Heroes of Mexico (Anthology) · Red Card Homophobia · Roads and Kingdoms · Spa Professional Mexico · Team Fenom · Travel + Escape · Viator · Xtra · York University Alumni Matters · 10Best · 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die (Anthology)

Articles on feminist pop culture magazine, Bitch
May 2013 | “Suit Up: The Boom in Butch Fashion” (Issue 59)

Articles on BlogHer
November 29, 2011 | “Female athletes in Vancouver’s Outgames“ (Originally appeared on Matador Network)
August 31, 2011 | ”Sex, salaries, and soccer: The significance of Hope Solo“ (Originally appeared on Matador Network)
June 30, 2011 | “Women’s football deserves better“ (Originally appeared on In Bed With Maradona)

Inclusion in the anthology, The Bust DIY Guide to Life
October 2011 | ”Squish, squash, kill that roach” in The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day (Bust Magazine)

Articles for Bust Magazine
October 1, 2007 | “Squish, squash, kill that roach”

Articles for best-selling lesbian magazine, Curve
September 2013 | “Pride on the Field: Ending Homophobic Violence in Sports”
November 2013 | “Mexico City Magic”

Articles published on the official blog for the Federation of Gay Games
October 22, 2012 | “The 10th annual Homeless World Cup from an LGBTQ perspective” (Originally published on The New Civil Rights Movement)
April 4, 2012 | “Keph Senett on campaigns against homophobia in sport” (Originally published on Xtra)
June 28, 2011 | “Keph Senett on lesbophobia, sexism and top-level football
May 26, 2011 | “Keph Senett puts the homophobic Croatian Football Federation issue in perspective

Cover story for Austrian feminist magazine Frauensolidarität
February 15, 2011 | “Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Translated into German)

Articles for Toronto’s LGBT leisure and recreation club GET Out! Canada
November 14, 2013 | “Royal Ontario Museum combines art, history, and nightlife with their Friday Night Live series
April 1, 2013 | “Start Pride season early at Jasper Pride Weekend 

Articles for international football blog In Bed With Maradona
June 27, 2011 | “Women’s Football Deserves Better Also published on The New Civil Rights Movement, and featured as a BlogHer spotlight piece.
May 23, 2011 | “Vlatko Markovic and the Recipe for a Revolution
March 14, 2011 | “I’m a footballer. And I’m Gay.“ 
January 28, 2011 | “Football Against ‘Corrective’ Rape

Articles for anti-homophobia in football blog The Justin Campaign
February 21, 2011 | “On birthdays, banners, bigotry and breakthroughs

Articles for Volvo Cars lifestyle magazine LIV
August 1, 2008 | “No OAR-dinary Ocean Cruise”

Articles for independent travel magazine Matador Network
December 4, 2012 | “How to cross the US-Canada border with the least hassle
November 20, 2012 | “From tobacco to tchat: What people chew around the world
November 19, 2012 | “10 places to swim with whale sharks [PICs]
November 19, 2012 | “Humans of New York fundraises for hurricane relief
November 19, 2012 | “Tidal bore on the Peticodiac River, New Brunswick
November 16, 2012 | “What it’s like to travel when ‘M’ and ‘F’ don’t cut it
November 15, 2012 | “40 travel accessories that will prepare you for anything
October 30, 2012 | “10 places you can buy your dream property for under $130k
October 1, 2012 | “Get your eat on in New Brunswick
September 27, 2012 | “Guide to New Brunswick wineries
September 18, 2012 | “Road tripping the Acadian Coastal Drive in New Brunswick
August 28, 2012 | “How to eat a lobster in New Brunswick, Canada
June 30, 2012 | “A rough guide to the language of Pride“ **Selected as one of Matador’s best of 2012
February 2, 2012 | “Canadian flight regulation bans transgender passengers
December 9, 2011 | “5 weeks in Turkey [PICS]
November 30, 2011 | “How to: Survive your tour group
November 29, 2011 | “Female athletes in Vancouver’s Outgames
November 9, 2011 | “In Turkey I become a traveling dervish
October 21, 2011 | “Ballooning over Cappadocia, Turkey
October 3, 2011 | “What’s in your backpack, Keph Senett, Traveler-in-residence?
September 8, 2011 | “Where do transgender athletes fit into sports?
August 25, 2011 | “Sex, salaries, and soccer: The significance of Hope Solo **Also featured as a BlogHer Spotlight piece.
August 2, 2011 | “Day Trip Guide: Banderas Bay, Mexico
June 1, 2011 | “4 classic travel books about outer space

Articles for human rights blog The New Civil Rights Movement
July 27, 2018 | “Megan Rapinoe One Of 18 New Players To Join Athlete Ally In Fight Against Homophobia
April 16, 2013 | “‘How To Survive A Plague’ Filmmaker Joins Uganda Activists For New Project
February 22, 2013 | “Football v. Homophobia Calls On South Africa To Recognize Homophobic Rape As A Hate Crime
February 1, 2013 | “How Super Bowl XLVII Turned Into A Contest Over Gay Rights
November 12, 2012 | “Teen Footballer And LGBT Activist Stabbed To Death For Being Lesbian
October 21, 2012 | “You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Of The Homeless World Cup — Here’s Why You Should
September 10, 2012 | “8 Days Left to Make A 10-Year Project A Reality
August 9, 2012 | “Out and Proud Olympians Add Gold Medal as the US Beats Japan in Soccer,” published as part of the series, “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?“ 
August 4, 2012 | 2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Eighteen–Hope Powell,” published as part of the series, “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?
July 30, 2012 | “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Thirteen–Hedvig Lindahl,”  published as part of the series, “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?“ 
July 21, 2012 | “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Four–Jessica Landström,” published as part of the series, “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?
July 19, 2012 | “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes? Day Two–Megan Rapinoe,” published as part of the series, “2012 Olympics: Who Are The LGBT Athletes?
December 1, 2011 | “Transgender Soccer Player Leads American Samoa Team to First-Ever Win
November 10, 2011 | “Pro soccer player David Testo: ‘I’m gay. It’s just part of who I am’
July 11, 2011 | “FIFA: Activists to Converge in Frankfurt on ‘Day Against Discrimination’
July 1, 2011 | “FIFA: Anti-Lesbian, Homophobic Discrimination Response Not Good Enough
June 18, 2011 | “Will the UN’s Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Reduce ‘Corrective’ Rape?
May 28, 2011 | “Where Are All The Gay Professional Footballers?

Work included in Outside Online
January 24, 2014 “Best Places to Party on Spring Break

Articles published on LGBT sports blog OutSports
June 27, 2011 | “‘Lesbian panic’ in women’s soccer” (Originally published on Red Card Homophobia)
March 8, 2011 | “Remembering gay sports pioneer, the late Justin Fashanu, on his 50th birthday

Articles for (now defunct) political blog Paulotics
July 4, 2011 | “Canadian-ness: A response to the question, ‘Does living, working or studying abroad make you less Canadian?’”

Articles for U.K. LGBT lifestyle magazine Pride Life
Autumn 2013 | “Marching in Mexico City”
Summer 2013 | “Rocky Mountain High
Spring 2013 | “Football for Everyone

Articles in Puerto Vallarta city paper, PV Mirror
March 3, 2012 | “Local GLBT organization gets international recognition,” (originally published in Xtra)

Features for Puerto Vallarta news and community media outlet PVPulse
September 2010 – July 2011 | News and features writer, PVPulse.com
Selected articles:
April 21, 2011 | “Vallarta Activists Participate in Global Response to Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei
April 4, 2011 | “Local Scientist Develops New Perspective on Whale Watching
February 15, 2011 | “Black History Month the Perfect Time to Rediscover Jarocho Music
February 9, 2011 | “Nine Men Found in Sonoran Desert After Attempted Border Crossing
January 28, 2011 | “Traditional Mexican Cooking Class at Puerto Vallarta’s El Arrayan

Photography for 2013 issue of “The Real Heroes of Mexico” anthology
2013 | “Mayra Vasquez

Articles for anti-homophobia in soccer blog Red Card Homophobia
January 15, 2011 | “Take Your Place in the Beautiful Game: Second Annual Football v Homophobia Initiative
November 10, 2010 | “The Ultimate Equal Ground 

Articles for travel journalism site Roads and Kingdoms
February 19, 2014 | “Moscow’s Other Games

Articles for lifestyle and leisure magazine Spa Professional Mexico
Jan – Feb 2012 | “Ohtli Spa, CasaMagna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Sept – Oct 2011 | “Tatewari Spa, Villa La Estancia, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Articles for U.S. women’s sports outlet Team Fenom
June 3, 2013 | “U.S. women’s national team tops Canada before sold-out crowd
June 1, 2013 | “‘The Rematch’: Team Canada vs. Team USA
April 3, 2013 | “Fenom Feature: MMA fighter Fallon Fox
March 4, 2013 | “Sports advocacy group urges South African government to classify homophobic rape as a hate crime

Articles for Canadian travel-themed channel Travel + Escape
December 6, 2013 | “From Ontario to Ohio: How to Take Your Own ‘A Christmas Story’ Tour
September 25, 2013 | “Best stargazing spot in the world
September 14, 2013 | “Edmonton’s best exhibits: From indigenous to IMAX
August 16, 2013 | “Taquerías and Beyond in Mexico City’s Colonia Roma
June 4, 2013 | “LGBT Traveller’s Guide to Manchester
June 1, 2013 | “Edmonton’s Top Summer Festivals
May 17, 2013 | “How to Detox on the Alberta Yellowhead
May 9, 2013 | “Riding the Acadian Coastal Drive
April 18, 2013 | “3 LGBT-Friendly Areas in Toronto Outside ‘The Gaybourhood’
April 4, 2013 | “5 Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario
March 1, 2013 | “Tacos 201: Tacos for adventurous eaters
February 16, 2013 | “Exploring Southwest Ontario’s Barn Quilt Trails
February 13, 2013 | “Tacos 101: 5 Choices for Picky Eaters
February 11, 2013 | “Carnival for LGBT Revellers (and their friends)
February 5, 2013 | “7 LGBT Film Festivals to Help You Celebrate Oscar Month
January 28, 2013 | “How to get to Yelapa (and why you’d want to)
January 11, 2013 | “Off-Season LGBT Pride Events
January 2, 2013 | “5 International LGBT Sporting Events in 2013

Articles written for American travel site, Viator
December 5, 2013 | “20 Reasons Cleveland Does, In Fact, Rock

Articles for Canadian gay and lesbian national newspaper Xtra and online resource DailyXtra
February 5, 2014 | “Seven queer multisport gatherings in 2014
February 5, 2014 | “Muskoka Lakes in winter
December 19, 2013 | “Limerick
September 25, 2013 | “Mexico City 101
August 3, 2013 | “Bears, betrothals and pure Alberta beef in the Canadian Rockies
April 19, 2013 | “Coming out ‘naturally at Jasper Pride
March 22, 2012 | “Tackling homophobia in sport
January 31, 2011 | “Puerto Vallarta’s gay community centre
October 28, 2011 | “Queer soccer leagues work with City to improve public pitch
September 23, 2011 | “Homophobia and professional sports

Articles written for York University’s Alumni Matters
September 21, 2012 | “Teaching kids how win on the field and in life
June 26, 2012 | “York grad first woman to ride in Dubai World Cup
June 21, 2012 | “Chantal Hébert talks social media, journalism, and going with the flow

Articles for travel guide site 10Best
April 30, 2012 | “7 Best Places for Storm Chasing
April 4, 2012 | “8 Incredible Displays of Stained Glass
February 2012 | “8 Deadliest Islands
January 2012 | “10 Insanely Scary Bridges
January 2012 | “All Locked Up: 9 Great Walled Cities
January 2012 | “9 Subterranean Wonderlands
December 2011 | “12 Best Places Viewed From Above

Articles for anthology 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die
January 2014 | “Mexico City, Mexico” (page 121) and ”Puerto Vallarta, Mexico” (page 217)