The following are all interviews I conducted on camera, behind the scenes, as well as on air hits for social coverage.

Nearly 700,000 LGBTQ Americans between 18 and 59 years old have undergone conversion therapy, the controversial practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation, at some point in their lives, according to a report by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Garrard Conley was one of them, an ordeal he wrote about in “Boy Erased,” a memoir that has now been adapted into a feature film. Conley joined NBC OUT, NBC News and NBC News THINK to talk about his experience.

You can read the complete story on NBC OUT.

 

 

Tan France & Antoni Porowski, ‘Queer Eye’

Tan France and Antoni Porowski, of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" joined NBC OUT and NBC News THINK to chat about the show, diversity in the LGBTQ community, which TV characters really need to be "Queer Eye'd."

Read the full story here.

 

 

Congresswoman-Elect Sharice Davids Talks Politics, Authenticity

Davids, the first gay Native American ever elected to Congress, talks about a more inclusive Washington, why all voices deserve to be heard and that viral MMA video. Davids spoke to NBC News, NBC News THINK and NBC OUT at the Victory Institute’s 2018 International LGBTQ Leaders Summit in Washington DC.

Read more: Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, is ready to 'shape the future' of America

 

 

Danica Roem Is Much More Than A Transgender Politician

In 2017, Democrat Danica Roem made history when she became the first openly transgender person to be elected to Virginia’s state legislature. But she’s more than just her gender identity. She’s a former newspaper reporter and editor, and she’s had a busy first year in Virginia’s statehouse. Roem spoke to NBC News, NBC News THINK and NBC OUT at the Victory Institute’s 2018 International LGBTQ Leaders Summit in Washington DC.

Read more: After making history, Danica Roem is trying to make a difference

 

 

Lupe Valdez, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in Texas

It’s an uphill battle for Lupe Valdez, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Texas, a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office in nearly half a century. But Valdez is used to uphill battles – she’s the state’s first openly gay and first Latina sheriff. Valdez joined NBC News THINK, NBC OUT and NBC LATINO to talk about her campaign.

Read the full story here.

 

 

George Takei, Actor and Activist

Television star and gay icon George Takei tells NBC News, NBC News THINK, NBC OUT, and NBC ASIAN AMERICA his thoughts on how he would have fared in Japanese internment if he had been separated from his parents. He then spoke about how science-fiction has the power to help "move society forward.”

Read the full story here.

 

 

Lupe Valdez, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in Texas

It’s an uphill battle for Lupe Valdez, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Texas, a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office in nearly half a century. But Valdez is used to uphill battles – she’s the state’s first openly gay and first Latina sheriff. Valdez joined NBC News THINK, NBC OUT and NBC LATINO to talk about her campaign.

 

 

Carmen Carrera, Transgender Activist, Model, Performer

Transgender advocate, model and actress Carmen Carrera talks to NBC OUT and NBC LATINO about changing her new birth certificate, her family acceptance, President Donald Trump, and more.

 

 

Pentatonix

The singers behind a cappella group Pentatonix talked to NBC News diversity verticals NBC OUT, NBC LATINO and NBC BLK about their musical influences and why they see the group’s diversity as an important symbol to fans.