Hi! My name is Matt. I hail from Winston-Salem, N.C., and currently live in Charlotte where I most recently worked as editor of QNotes, the Charlotte-based LGBT community newspaper of North Carolina. I absolutely love telling stories! I continue to do freelance news and opinion writing, as well as media and marketing consulting work for a variety of clients. I love my community. I have been active in local, state and national LGBT and progressive educational work, journalism and advocacy since my teens. I graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2004 and attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2004-2007. I'm taking a non-traditional academic route, and I'm continuing my studies in American history and politics at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.