Mike is an award-winning journalist, longtime activist and perpetual artist, who has worked in many health, homeless and equality causes.
An author of more than a dozen books, he won the Lambda Literary Award for a humorous take on sexuality—The Bisexuals Guide to the Universe. He worked for the Atlanta Constitution, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly. His work as appeared in US Weekly, New York Newsday, SciFi.com, The Advocate and dozens of other publications. He worked as editor for Studio City Patch and the innovative hyper-local community journalism program from AOL with Arianna Huffington.
An entertainment writer and film critic, as well as an investigative journalist and fiction author, Mike is also a tireless activist who has raised more than half a million for AIDS charities, and has served on boards and committees for school and education causes, religion and spirituality, homelessness, free speech, animal rights, LGBT equality, education, Multiple Sclerosis and other causes.
He has taught journalism at the University of California, Los Angeles in the extension program, graduated from the University of Florida and is based in Hollywood, California, where he lives with his family and Dachshunds.