Joshua Meadows hails from New York City but currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. A writer professionally, his work has covered a variety of topics from politics & LGBTI+ rights to video games. In the past he has been on staff with XY Magazine, GayGamer.net & had writing appear on websites like WoW.com. Heavily involved in LGBT activism, he founded a not-for-profit in NYC geared towards improving rights and representation for transgender and LGBTI+ individuals of colour. As a teenager he attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and is also a classically-trained vocalist and pianist, having performed at Carnegie Hall when he was 18. He's presently the author of science fiction/fantasy episodic novel series, Iyetra. This series was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 'Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award' competition sponsored by Penguin Books.
As the co-founder of GX Australia, Australia's first LGBT+ convention for geeks & gamers of all stripes, he's heavily invested in ensuring that gaming & geek culture is inclusive and accessible to everyone no matter their background or hobbies. He was also the principal organiser of Sydney Gaymers, the largest LGBTI+ gaming group in Australia and one of the biggest worldwide, until 2016. Since 2012, the not-for-profit has helped connect gaymers of a variety of ages, interests, and backgrounds with one another through various meetups, events, and competitions. The group has marched in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade every year since 2013, debuting the first gaming float in the parade's extensive history. The group has received sponsorship and support from a number of mainstream developers and publishers such as Electronic Arts, Valve, and Ubisoft.
Joshua has been photographing full time since 2012, and writing full time professionally since 2008.
Additional writing can be found at the following websites:
- For more information on Iyetra, visit http://iyetra.com
- For video game reviews, news and LGBT politics, check out http://ctrlclick.com
- A more varied assortment of content can be found on tumblr: http://tumblr.ctrlclick.com
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