Hi there, I'm Matt. I produce smart, fun projects that make people happy and make people think. You can also find my reporting via outlets that include Rolling StoneVice Magazine, SlateThe AdvocateThe Stranger, and NPR.


The Sewers of Paris

A podcast of revealing personal stories about how entertainment has changed the lives of gay men. Each week, a guest plucks a piece of entertainment from their past -- book, movies, music, shows, and more -- and answers the question: how did it change your life?

 

Dungeons & Drag Queens

A live comedy show beyond your wildest fantasies! Four intrepid queens get up on stage for a super-queer adventure, roleplaying an original D&D campaign.

 

Defining Marriage

A book about people who fought for marriage over the last forty years is available in paperback, audiobook, and ebook. And there's also a companion podcast on which my partner and I have a fun weekly chat about the week's LGBT news and our own silly lives.

 

Weekly Debrief with Matthew

A weekly YouTube series, rounding of the top LGBT stories of the last seven days, how they affect you, and actions that you can take. Subscribe on YouTube to stay up to date.

 

Playing with Pride

A video project featuring personal stories with queer gamers around the country, showing how lives change when queer culture and game culture collide.

 

Let's Read

A relaxing livestream of the literature you've always meant to read. Every Monday and Friday, I read a selection of great short stories live on camera, and then lead a fun lively book-circle chat with viewers. Join us every Monday and Friday night at 8pm PST.

 

Video Planet

I host a monthly film screening at Verne & Wells in Kirkland, with a bonus pre-show featuring strange amazing weird fascinating video clips related to the movie. Video planet is free and open to all!

 

About me

I'm a writer, podcaster, and video-maker based in Seattle whose work focuses on LGBT culture, geeks, and anything that is strange and wonderful.

I'm the author of the book Defining Marriage; I created the popular podcast The Sewers of Paris, the long-running marriage equality show Marriage News Watchand a cavalcade of fun videos on YouTube. My partner and I are currently working on a project called Playing With Pride, featuring personal stories about what happens when queer culture and game culture collide.

As a guest, I've appeared on such shows as The Savage LovecastOut Chicago, Tomefoolery, No SafewordFeast of Fun; and I've delivered presentations at South by Southwest, Emerald City Comicon, PAX West, GaymerX, HavenCon, and The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.