Hi, my name is Mike De Socio.

I’m an award-winning, independent journalist telling stories about the LGBTQ+ community.

As a queer person myself, my journalism centers marginalized communities and recognizes the intersections of the many other identities we hold.

My journalism on the topic has been published in The Washington Post, HuffPost, Insider, YES! Magazine, DigBoston, Xtra and beyond. You can read some examples of my work below.

The Café That’s Upending Capitalism

YES! Magazine / Cafe Euphoria isn’t just another co-op. Its trans and gender-nonconforming owners are pursuing a vision of radical equality.

Boy Scouts pitch a more welcoming tent at their National Jamboree

The Washington Post / Amid the hundreds of tents erected for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree, one especially stands out — decorated with a canopy of LGBTQ Pride flags and a string of multicolored lights.

The Outsiders

DigBoston / Kicked out of home and misunderstood by social service providers, homeless LGBTQ youth often have nowhere to turn.


As a freelancer, writing about the LGBTQ+ community is a core part of my business.

I’m particularly interested in stories about activists fighting for justice, the unique experiences of marginalized groups, and the movements for a more equitable society.

You can hire to me write nuanced news stories about LGBTQ+ politics; or compelling features that dig into complicated topics; or reader-friendly service pieces about navigating life as an LGBTQ+ person.

I have a background in editing, too, so you’ll always receive clean copy, with suggested headlines and sub-headlines, links to source material, and suggestions for photos or graphics.

Ready to work together? Get in touch

You can reach me at mike@mikedesocio.com, or fill out the form below.