Your self-starting storyteller

Hi, I’m Mike De Socio. I’m an independent journalist, writer and author. I deliver high-quality content at lightning speed, for publications that care about making the world a better place.

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In my award-winning, independent journalism practice, I tell stories about climate change and the LGBTQ+ community.

Editing & Fact-Checking

I have a sharp eye for copy, a thorough vetting process for facts, and passion for collaborating with writers.

Content Writing

As a writer for associations, institutions and universities, I craft content that stands out for its engaging storylines and clear messaging.

Featured Work


Morally Straight: How the Fight for LGBTQ Inclusion Changed the Boy Scouts—And America

“A powerful and essential history for anyone who cares about justice and creating change.” — Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of “13 Hours” and “Lost in Shangri-La”

Weaving in my own experience as a scout and journalist, Morally Straight tells a story that plays out over the course of four decades, beginning in an era when gay rights were little more than a cultural sideshow; when same sex marriage was not even on the radar; and when much of the country was recommitting to conservative social mores. It was during this treacherous time that accidental activists emerged, challenging one of America’s most iconic institutions in a struggle that would forever change the country’s view of gay people and the rights they held in society.