David Michael Conner

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David Michael Conner
Conner in 2007.
Conner in 2007.
Born (1978-05-06) May 6, 1978 (age 43)
Fairfax, Virginia
OccupationNonfiction and Fiction Writer, Artist
Alma materGeorge Mason University

David Michael Conner (born May 6, 1978) is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who specializes in music and celebrity, LGBT and health-related issues with a focus on Lyme disease. Among the notable personalities Conner has interviewed are Tori Amos for Geek Monthly magazine and The Huffington Post, Sara Bareilles and Dustin Lance Black for The Huffington Post, Kathy Griffin, Jewel Kilcher, Mandy Moore, Sarah McLachlan, Nick Carter and LeToya Luckett for The Advocate,[1][2] [3] [4] ,[5][6][7][8][9] Vanessa L. Williams, Maurice Benard, Cherien Dabis and Dmitry Lipkin for the Entertainment Industries Council.[10][11][12][13]


Conner is an artist and writer from Washington, D.C. He has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in film and media studies, both from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.[14] In addition to entertainment writing, Conner writes fiction and paints, mainly in acrylic and watercolor media. In 2011, Conner became a regular contributor to The Advocate magazine as an opinion editorial commentator on LGBT social issues based upon his personal experiences and perspective, beginning with a controversial commentary on the It Gets Better Project. In 2015, Conner began writing a blog for The Huffington Post that features interviews with celebrities and commentary on LGBT issues and the complexities of Lyme and associated diseases. On December 24, 2015, The Guardian published a widely read op-ed by Conner discussing life with Lyme disease and advocating improved patient care for patients who live with chronic illness.

Figurative painting by David Michael Conner

Selected commentaries and interviews[edit]


  1. ^ Tori Amos's Feminist Fairytale Musical | Gay Voices. The Huffington Post. Retrieved on January 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Geek Love: Tori Amos opens up about her love of geeks, doll parts, and her newest—and geekiest—project Geek Monthly (out of print). Retrieved on January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Sara Bareilles Braves Broadway, Book Writing | Entertainment. The Huffington Post. Retrieved on January 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Dustin Lance Black on the Past, Present, and Future of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement | Gay Voices. The Huffington Post. Retrieved on January 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Official Book Club Selection | Books Archived November 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. The Advocate. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  6. ^ Crown Jewel | Music. The Advocate. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Moore to Love | Music. The Advocate. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  8. ^ Nick Carter Wants It That Way | Music. The Advocate. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  9. ^ [1] Archived September 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ http://www.eiconline.org/z_images/Vanessa_William.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.eiconline.org/resources/celebritycorner/z_celebritycorner/interviews/MauriceBenardInterviewEIC.pdf
  12. ^ 00000_PTSD Book.indd.pdf. (PDF) . Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  13. ^ http://www.davidmichaelconner.com/TheRichesDMConner.pdf
  14. ^ David Michael Conner. David Michael Conner. Retrieved on September 12, 2013.