Meet the Writers of Gay Pop Buzz!
Gay Pop Buzz (GPB) is designed to deliver news stories, information on current events, relationship insight and wellness material to the LGBTQ community with a focus on gay men.
We provide global news, entertainment, business and first hand stories from people in the LGBTQ community. With a professional team of writers, our staff is located around the globe including New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Europe and our main office in Chicago.
If you notice, we are different than many of the gay focused websites on the Internet. Our stories generally are in depth and provide fact based information on news and celebrities that you may not be aware of. We try to avoid reporting too much on mindless junk and instead focus on substance.
Below you will find a brief bio for each of us:
John Lannoye – Editor
John is a small business owner who operates a consulting firm in the behavioral sciences. He also teaches college courses in psychology and business at the graduate and undergraduate level.
His work has appeared in magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Out Magazine, Wikipedia, Hubpages and The Wall Street Journal. Most of his articles contain a psychological twist, offering readers unique insight into a given person or topic. He holds advanced degrees in psychology and a MBA. Look for a mixture of humor and facts in many of his posts. Email: [email protected]
Brian Lannoye – Associate Editor/Writer
Brian is a movie buff and pop culture enthusiast. Many of his articles are connected to what’s trending in the entertainment industry and who the newest, up and coming celebs are.
He loves watching reality TV shows and listening to the latest in music. He is a supporter of LGBT-Q rights and will sometimes write blog posts and articles connected to dating, relationships and human rights. Brian holds an undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin in Journalism and is a former member of the U.S. Army. Email: [email protected]
Angel M. Rodriguez – Contributor
Angel M. Rodriguez is a writer based in Los Angeles. He writes horror, comedy & online articles. He’s a horror movie fanatic and loves everything 80’s. Wes Craven and Stephen King are his inspiration.
Angel has written for Curve Magazine, Elite Daily, The Bold Italic, Thought Catalog, iHorror and other web-blogs. Email: [email protected]
Jean Bakula – Contributor
Jean Bakula became interested in Astrology when she was about 10 yrs. old, and finally took formal classes with a group of like minded people when she was in her 20’s. Then she learned how to read The Tarot, and basically fell in love with any metaphysical subject. She is currently studying healing qualities in crystals and essential oils.
Jean has published a book entitled Pathways through Spirituality, a tool to teach people how to read Tarot Cards using poetry to make it easier. She reads Astrology charts and gives Tarot readings out of a local business called The Healing Center, filled with psychics, clairvoyants and shamans. Email: [email protected]
Conrad Braxton – Contributor
Conrad Braxton is a freelance journalist and writer who lives in Metro DC. He has contributed to several nationally syndicated magazines, including Men’s Fitness and Entertainment Weekly. In addition to Gay Pop Buzz, he writes for various independent blogs.
He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism. He and his husband, Michael, are the proud fathers of two lab mixes named Sady and Triton. Conrad enjoys fashion, travel and discussing current events. Email: [email protected]
Andrew Fortman – Contributor
Andrew lives in Chicago, IL and is a lifelong lover of the theatre and movies. His writing focuses mainly on pop culture entertainment and LGBTQ life experiences and identities.
Plugged into the entertainment beat, Andrew has written for the Chicago Reader, Time Out and a number of independent blogs. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Virginia where he studied acting and the theatre arts. You can contact Andrew on Twitter @andrewfortman
Zachary Zane – Contributor
Zachary Zane is a modern day Carrie Bradshaw from Los Angeles. His writing focuses on sexuality, gender, gay culture, identity politics, dating, and relationships.
He’s currently a contributor at Cosmopolitan, Bustle, PRIDE
Rico Woods – Contributor
Rico is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. He writes as a hobby, but is fully employed and works in the Government sector. He has collaborated in many occasions as an international correspondent for The Examiner.
In his free time, Rico enjoys traveling around the world, Karaoke, politics, the Arts, Broadway, reading a good book, entertaining friends, doing volunteer work, the outdoors, good bourbon, reality television, and fine dining. He has a son who is currently attending college. Rico was born in Puerto Rico. Email: [email protected]
Aris Apostolopoulos – Contributor
Aris is a full-time freelance writer and journalist located in Greece. He has written (and still writes) profiles, stories about science, world news, and he works with magazines and websites all around the globe.
You will see a variety of topics from him on GPB, touching on relationships, romance, movies, pop culture and more. .
Plus, he never sleeps. His work can be found at ArisApostolopoulos.com
Devin Jackson Randall – Contributor
Devin is a freelance writer and playwright living in Philadelphia, PA. His childhood obsession with gay media has transitioned into a career of sharing/reviewing them as well as making some of his own. Outside of his freelance work, Devin’s writing often focuses on identity, the roles placed upon us by society, and how both affect the relationships around us.
Todd Price – Contributor
Todd writes about a variety of topics related to LGBTQ culture. Hailing from Eureka, California, he’s an avid outdoorsman. Topics you’ll see him blog on can include almost anything; from serious news reports, to sports to tawdry, tabloid gossip.
Todd is a graduate of California State University with a Bachelor in Liberal Studies. When he’s not writing, he’s spending time hiking with his pointer mix Jensen along the California trails. Email Todd at: [email protected]
J.D. Cerna – Contributor
J.D. Cerna was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of “Outstanding Theater” for his play, “Not as Cute as Picture”. The play chronicles Cerna’s pursuit of a purpose during the age of AIDS as he slogs through survival jobs as cruise ship entertainer, porn editor, and bartender.
The play led to Cerna being offered a regular columnist job for the Washington Blade (2002-2005). Cerna is currently developing a television series for the actress Christine Lahti and has just finished his novel, “Some May Be Cruel To Begin With”, written in the first person of a female teenage bully. He is a proud active member of the pressure group Gays Against Guns. Email here.
M. H. “Michael” Sebastian – Contributor
Michael writes on a variety of topics, both gay stories and love & sex, for GPB. He became an author of gay romance and gay themed novels after being fired from one of the nation’s top five insurance companies for being gay
Find his work or contact at www.MHSebastian.com.
George Griefy – Contributor
George is a freelance artist based in London with a brilliant talent for minimalistic photography and hyper-realism. He’s fondly known as Griefy in the digital world. He’s quite active on social media and he always keeps up with the latest trends.
Aside from working as a social media manager and taking photos George enjoys a range of interesting activities in his spare time like travelling, writing, painting and watching comedy shows. Visit his website or follow him on Instagram.
About the Blog Posts
All of the blog posts you see on GPB have been written by one of us. We are an independent blog that is not part of “Gay, Inc”. What you see is what you get on this site. We offer original writing about stories and news items that are of interest to LGBTQ readers. We do what we do because we enjoy writing and sharing insight with visitors. Please see our official comment policy here.
Support Our Work
We also want to take a moment to say thank you for your visits to Gay Pop Buzz. The only money we receive for the work we do on the blog comes from advertisers who wish to place ads here. We can assure you this is a very small amount!
All of the writers here are very part-time by day and hold regular jobs (probably just like you). If you like what you see on this website, please show your support through a small gift. Some of the money that you gift is used to compensate readers just like you who send in their personal stories to our “It Really Happened” section – an area of the site that offers first hand stories of gay life and culture.
Most of our site visitors donate the amount for a cup of coffee wherever they live (about $3.00). You can buy us a coffee (or a few cups) using the drop down menu below. All of the proceeds generated for GPB are poured right back into the content you see here on the blog.
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