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I'm a freelance journalist with over a decade of experience. I came out as queer in 2017 and love supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, especially through my blog Profiles in Pride.

Welcome to the page for Profiles in Pride! I pour my heart and soul into bringing readers profiles of real people in the LGBTQIA+ community nearly every week. I created this platform to inspire, educate, and empower people, and I receive feedback that it's done so — and even helped some people get the courage to come out.

I'm a freelance journalist by day, and I currently write this blog content in my free time as a labor of love. I use my own income to pay for things like web hosting fees and Facebook ads. I want to devote even more time to writing impactful profiles, but this is difficult since I haven't landed any ads or sponsorships yet.

A friend suggested I create this so readers can help support my efforts. I'll give 10% to LGBTQ nonprofits I've highlighted on the blog. Thanks so much for your support!