Matt Burlingame is an award-winning journalist and playwright, living in Northern California. After 20 years of working for various LGBTQ newspapers, websites, and even co-hosting a late-night radio show, he has retired from his aspirations of being the gay Murphy Brown to pursue his love of fiction writing. He has since released six books and eight critically acclaimed plays. His love of theater led him to direct many plays. He has been a LGBTQ podcaster for over 14 years and produced and co-hosted shows focused on self exploration, queer equality, gay sex education and positive body image.