Discover the faces behind the amazing content you love to read on HomoCulture. We’ve searched across North America, and the world to find the best of the best, those who are experts in their areas of interest, are passionate about the gay community, and that connect with the mission of HomoCulture. Follow our regular contributors for the most up to date news, information, ideas, and happenings on gay culture.

Meet our family of contributors!

Avery Lea is a pansexual, trans-masculine freelance writer located in the beautiful, rainy state of Washington, just outside of Seattle. A videogame blogger by day and gay fanfiction writer by night, they now strive to put their passion for writing towards a more meaningful cause! Inspired by the heroes in their games who do all that they can to save the world, Avery wants to help other members of the LGBTQ+ community through their writing and outreach. Their goal as a writer is to write original queer fiction as well as provide helpful, concise, and uplifting web content for the community. Their core belief is that gender is a construct that can be torn down and rebuilt, and we can all do it together!

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Meet contributor, Carl Meadows

Carl Meadows, RN, works as a Director for Home Health. Carl has served in numerous capacities on not for profit boards and for nursing organizations; the latest was as a Board Director for the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC). In 2014 he was recognized with a Pride Legacy award for volunteering. He was a volunteer for Out in Schools (OIS) as a facilitator and devotes a portion of his year to fundraising for Carl and Les’ Annual Fall Gala, which raises funds for Out In Schools.  Carl and a team launched the Foundation of Hope in July 2014 after sponsoring two gay Syrian refugees in 2013. He holds an undergraduate degree in Nursing from University of Victoria and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. He lives in Vancouver with his husband, Les, and his Boston terrier, Ted.

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Dr. Evan Goldstein

Dr. Evan Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical – a first of its kind health practice specializing in gay men’s sexual health and wellness. Offering an integrated, unique and unified approach to patient care, Bespoke Surgical was founded in 2010 in New York City and expanded to Los Angeles in 2016. Dr. Goldstein received his medical doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002 and held an internship and residency in General Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center.  Receiving the highest-level of education was fundamental in shaping his holistic, whole-life approach as well as his ability to analyze systems-based practices. This distinguished methodology has enabled Dr. Goldstein and Bespoke Surgical to deliver highly specialized care in the private sector. As the preeminent expert and thought leader in the field, Dr. Goldstein is committed to widespread education and awareness —not only bringing the important issues surrounding gay sexual health to the forefront, but also helping to eliminate the stigmas attached to them. Dr. Goldstein has penned many intriguing pieces on a myriad of subjects including: the unique health issues in the gay community, what it means to be gay, and specifically what it means to be a gay father in the current national climate. Dr. Goldstein and his partner Andrew Yu reside on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with their twin boys, Phoenix and Sebastian. He is actively involved in the LGBTQ+ community, supporting organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLESN). Outside of his practice, he is an avid skier, a self-proclaimed rock and roller, and a vintage Porsche collector. However, being a father has been his greatest reward.

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HomoCulture contributor Koelen Andrews

Koelen Andrews is a writer, blogger, editor, and the author of the books, ‘Dancing in My Underwear’ and ‘Volume, Too’. He was the sole winner and recipient of the UCLA Writer’s Program Scholarship in 2013. As an independent writer and journalist, Koelen has had stories and articles published in numerous publications. A resident of Los Angeles for 12 years, Koelen loves to travel and has lived in St. Louis, Sydney, New York, London, Paris, and Costa Rica. A part-time LGBTQIA slacktavist by night, Koelen also is a main copywriter and social media guru for Project Angel Food in Los Angeles by day.

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Kevin Moroso

Kevin Moroso has his B.A. in Art History and Critical Studies in Sexuality and his MBA from the University of British Columbia. He has worked in the public sector for the past 11 years in Vancouver, Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Kevin volunteers for gay men’s and public health organizations and is a regular contributor for and a number of HIV-focused publications. He is a strong advocate for gay men’s sexual and mental health, building an inclusive queer community, and promoting a sex positive culture.

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Welcome to the stage, Ms. Naomi Wynters!

Naomi Wynters is a DRAG QUEEN.G*DD*MMIT! She spends most of her time being told to turn her opinion down. She suffers from RBF. Naomi spends a lot of her time competing in pageants, traveling for performances, indulging in fashion and enjoying her journey though life. In her free time, Naomi host Drag Queen Story Time, where she volunteers her time to read to local children. Through this time, Naomi advocates the importance of literacy and acceptance, through safe spaces that allow everyone to be themselves. When not reading and crafting with the kids, Naomi is running her entertainment/beauty companies, Wynter Wonderland Productions and Dusted By Dammon. Naomi or Dammon, came out at the age of 15 and was sent to figure out life from there. Growing up in the real world, with no guide or protection is scary, but now Naomi is alive and shares the good, bad, and in-between experiences and opinions. They may not be right, and they may change. But they are hers and she’s not ashamed. 

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Niyazi Tumbak, a fierce and determined advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. With a deep-seated passion for equality and acceptance, Niyazi tirelessly works to push for more rights and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community. He is a master of language, and his linguistic skills are evident in the eloquence and persuasion of his arguments. Niyazi brings a unique perspective to the activism field, with a background in English Linguistics and experience working with various LGBTQ+ organizations.

Niyazi shares his thoughts and insights on the latest issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. He also volunteers his time advocating for literacy and acceptance through safe spaces that allow everyone to be themselves. Through his personal experiences and opinions, Niyazi speaks candidly on the good, bad, and in-between moments of living as an LGBTQ+ individual. He is unafraid to share his truth, and his passion for change is contagious. Join Niyazi on his journey as he continues to fight for a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

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Peter Minkoff

Peter Minkoff is an Australian-based gay lifestyle writer. He attended the Australian Institute of Creative Design. He has written for notable publications including Queer Voices magazine and is the editor at High Style Life. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

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Rosie Accola is queer writer and editor who investigates how reality t.v. functions as autofiction. They graduated with their MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University in 2022. They released their first full-length poetry collection, “Referential Body” with Ghost City Press in 2019. You can follow them on Instagram and on Twitter.

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Sean Kivi holds a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham in translation studies from Spanish to English. He specializes in writing about gay culture and its influence on discourse. Sean speaks Spanish fluently and focuses on translating gay-themed literature to English and analyzing the discourse to understand how our culture is universal yet distinct in countries worldwide. He has translated for authors in Mexico and completed case studies related to machismo and its influences on gay culture in Latin America.

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@simonelstad) is a freelance writer, blogger, and editor. He’s the quiet type who likes tinkering, stimulating conversations over a drink, and mind-blowing adventures. Passionate about social-economic justice and mental health, his writing and work with LGBT youth and local communities advances that agenda. Check out his website to learn more.

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Tim Slater is a development specialist and freelance writer. After starting his career in news media, he has worked and volunteered for a range of non-profit organizations across the world, including LGBT and equality-focused charities. His passion is to advocate for social justice. Tim currently resides in New York City.

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Triston Brewer

Triston Brewer is an American performance artist, writer, and activist based in Europe. He has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Vogue Italia, Washington Post, and other online and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. As a performer, he has toured in some of the world’s most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. His memoir series covering his life overseas, Heaux Confessionals, as well as his other publications, are available online. Follow Triston on Twitter, Instagram, or on his entertainment site, VerbalSLAPS. There is no divide. Brace yourself.

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