Mel King

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Mel King is a trans and queer writer. Born in Albany, NY, he has been based in Brooklyn for fifteen years. His work has appeared in Catapult, Cortland Review, and North American Review, among others. He received his MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark and has been awarded fellowships from the Truman Capote Foundation, Lambda Literary Foundation, and the Yiddish Book Center. He is currently working on a memoir.

Mel has spent his working life in LGBTQ nonprofits and is currently the Director of Grants & Administration at Equality Federation.


Cover Photo: Screenshot of Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne in "But I'm A Cheerleader"
How Clea DuVall Helped Me Find Queer Joy

But I’m a Cheerleader gave me something to hold onto: for the first time, I had seen queer love and community.

Apr 14, 2021