Writer. Speaker. Activist.
Dwayne Steward is a nationally recognized journalist, HIV/AIDS activist and anti-bullying advocate. He is currently employed as the LGBT Health Advocate for the Columbus Public Health Department. He is the founder and director of the Make It Better Foundation, an organization that combats anti-gay bullying in small towns, and is co-host of “Queer Minded,” the top-rated LGBT news/entertainment talk show on TalktainmentRadio.com. He has also worked as an HIV Testing Coordinator for the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center, a federally funded initiative through AIDS Resource Center Ohio to combat the high HIV infection rate among black and Latino gay men.
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 currently writes a column titled “The Other Side” for Outlook Columbus (Central Ohio’s LGBT news magazine) that focuses on the intersections of race and homosexuality.
Contact Dwayne directly at DwayneASteward@gmail.com.