Trevor Martin

Writer

Trevor is a freelance writer and lives in San Francisco. His work appears in the Guardian, BBC, The Advocate, Huffington Post and more.

Trevor studied psychology at Leicester University in the UK and he has a BA in Performance Arts from Middlesex University, London, UK.

Prior to undertaking a career as a writer, Trevor was a freelance sales and marketing media professional working in advertising and events sponsorship.

He is a scuba diver and obtained his advanced open water certification in Utila, Honduras.

He is available for assignments.

Portfolio

Facing my fear: I watched too many friends die of Aids. Then I was diagnosed | Trevor Martin
One summer day in 1994, my best friend Steve - a gentle, jovial guy with the most disarming chuckle - called and asked me to meet him for lunch. He looked serious that day. As...
Pope Francis's meeting with Kim Davis should come as no surprise | Trevor Martin
Pope Francis's no-longer-secret meeting in Washington DC with anti-gay activist Kim Davis, the controversial Kentucky county clerk who was briefly jailed over her refusal to...
Meet Two Brazilian Women Arrested and Beaten for Kissing
A story of astonishing bigotry and thuggish homophobia was beamed around the world last month when two young women -Yunka Mihura, 21, and Joana Palhares, 18, - were manhandled,...
Why Do Gay Men Historically Adopt Female Stars as Their Icons?
An acquaintance here in San Francisco informed me that these women are not merely icons: These heroines are veritable patron saints! When a little boy who is destined to grow up...
Gay Destinations: The Greek Island of Mykonos -- A Personal Story
It was early evening, and the light was fading, and the late-September Mykonos weather was blustery and chilly. I put my arms around him as a motorbike passenger should, hugging...
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
Amidst the backdrop of breathtakingly beautiful Wyoming scenery, on deserted Brokeback Mountain, two lonely cowboys stumble into an enduring and passionate love affair.
How Will Ireland's Marriage Vote Influence the Supremes? Stop. In the Name of Love...
How will the groundbreaking success of the "YES" vote in Ireland affect the USA Supreme Court when they make their decision about possible countrywide acceptance and...
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
'I'd like to thank ........' When they unfurl the red carpet for the Oscars, I'd volunteer to vacuum it just for a chance to be there. To be amongst the constellation of...
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
I have stood in my living room a few times with a shampoo bottle/lamp/fake Oscar, thanking everyone. I must quickly add that I haven't done it recently. Honestly I haven't....
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
Glamour is not important when assessing artistic excellence but in today's culture, beauty and talent have become confused and somehow collide with each other.
Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
Delighted to see that Brokeback Mountain leads the pack with eight Oscar nominations including a nod for Jake Gyllenhaal as best supporting actor. Gyllenhaal was not nominated...
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx: Book Review by Trevor Martin
I hadn't read a gay story before and Brokeback Mountain was a thump in the stomach. The sparsely, gently written simplicity of the prose concealed an achingly tragic narrative...
A Story of Adoption: two gay men speak of the process - the pitfalls and the joys.
It’s a challenging and an indescribably rewarding journey. Adopting a baby is a valid and lovely way of deciding to parent. My partner and I are lawyers and so we were not...
Are We Funny?
Gays in Comedy.
We Never Forgot How To Dance
Time magazine reported on the homophobic lashing out by society and included this joke as an example of the rotten attitude exhibited by mainstream society: Young man: “Mum,...
My Fear of Flying Was Cured By An Emergency Landing In A Tropical Storm in Bermuda
These days we read frequent stories of occasional danger and frequent discomfort in the air. The recent unusual story of the Brit who asked the hijacker of an EgyptAir flight...
Surrogacy, Same Sex Parenting and What Sex Is for (and It's Not for Making Babies!)
Whatever one thinks of the fracas that erupted between Dolce & Gabbana and Elton John, their very public argument has indeed been the catalyst for spirited online debate...
TransFabulous and Nearly Famous!
Trevor caught up with Marilyn and Sarafina - two members of the world's first successful all trans girl pop rock band
Heath Ledger 1979 - 2008
'God Shot John Lennon' and Other Pearls of Wisdom From Marco Feliciano, the Anti-Gay Head of...
A few weeks ago in Brazil, two young women, aged 18 and 20, were ejected from a public evangelical event, manhandled, publicly insulted, handcuffed and arrested for having...
Glad to Be Quirky But Don't Want to Be Unique
I have always wanted to be individual but I have never really enjoyed those moments when I have felt terminally unique. What do you think? When I was a psychology student I...
EILE Magazine - April 2015 Trevor Martin on Gay Icons (see pages 12/13)
The LGBT Magazine, for those who want another view. Features articles and interviews with YesEquality / TáComhionannas, Jef Joslin, Rick Elliot, International Dublin Gay Theatre...
Same Sex Parenting and The Elton John D&G Fracas - Trevor Martin
The Kiss: Two Young Women With the Hearts of Warriors Confront Hatred and Bigotry
A few weeks ago it was reported that two young women had been manhandled, arrested, beaten up and thrown into a jail cell for engaging in a same-sex kiss at a public gospel...
Another Country?
The current revelation that Russia has enacted anti-gay laws reminds me of my youth in London. Russia seems to have come late to this particular party.
Veronica Jones by Trevor Martin
Jonathon was perched atop the Pyramid skyscraper. The whistling gusts and swirling rain were of no consequence to him. He was unshakably focused on Veronica Jones in the side...
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Oscars panel: Trevor Martin
I wonder how the nominees manage to keep that gracious, fixed smile as the other guy wins? They always applaud eagerly for the winner and give a knowing nod as though they...
The Kiss of Courage: Photos
A story of astonishing bigotry and thuggish homophobia was beamed around the world last month when it was reported that two young women -Yunka Mihura, 21, and Joana Palhares,...
This Is Love, Kiddo

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