Diane Anderson-Minshall

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Diane Anderson-Minshall is an editor at Here Media, the country's largest LGBT media company, where she serves as the executive editor of The Advocate magazine, and editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine.

Diane penned the Lambda Literary Award finalist erotic-thriller, Punishment With Kisses, and co-authored the Blind Eye mystery series (Blind Curves, Blind Faith, and Blind Leap). She is currently writing the relationship memoir, Queerly Beloved, about her 22+-year-relationship with her co-pilot, transgender author Jacob Anderson-Minshall.

Diane's writing has appeared in dozens of publications (from The New York Times to Glamour, Bust, and Esquire magazines), anthologies (like Reading The L Word, Bitchfest, and Women of the Mean Streets), television (Secret Lives of Women), and on radio shows. A co-founder and former editor of both Girlfriends and Alice magazines, she also previously served as editor in chief of Curve magazine.

One of PowerUp's Ten Powerful Gay Women in Showbiz in 2006, Diane was also awarded the George Washington Williams Fellowship for Journalists of Color and, in 2012, was honored with an Excellence in Journalism award from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Her writing has been utilized in numerous college courses and she has been sourced in books like Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, and Lesbian Discourses: Images of a Community.