David Swatling grew up in rural New York, studied theatre at Syracuse University, and pursued an acting career on both coasts—before moving to Amsterdam in 1985. He produced arts and culture programs for Radio Netherlands Worldwide and is a three-time winner of the NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Award, among other international honors. He wrote for Amsterdam’s first gay weekly Trash in the Streets and hosted Alien, a local gay radio show.
He continues to blog about the arts and LGBTQ issues—from Amsterdam and elsewhere.
David can be contacted at DavidSwatling.
Photo Credit: Kate McCamy