Writer. Speaker. Activist.
Dwayne Steward is a nationally recognized journalist, gay rights activist and anti-bullying advocate. He is the LGBTQ Health Advocate for the Columbus Public Health Department and is the founder/director of the Make It Better Foundation, a bullying prevention organization. He is also the former co-host of “Queer Minded,” the top-rated LGBT news/entertainment talk show on TalktainmentRadio.com and was the founding HIV Testing Coordinator for the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center, a federally funded initiative that combated the high HIV infection rate among black and Latino gay men though testing and education.
In 2010, he was published in the New York Times Bestseller “It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living” edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller and continues to speak around the country about the devastating effects of anti-gay bullying. Dwayne received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University. He is a former columnist at Outlook Ohio (Ohio’s LGBT news magazine), where he founded “The Other Side,” a monthly column that focuses on the intersections of race and homosexuality. He is now a Senior Writer with Outlook Ohio, developing in-depth,statewide front page news features.
Contact Dwayne directly at DwayneASteward@gmail.com.