Jacob Anderson-Minshall is a queer-identified transgender author of the novel Swimming Upstream, and coauthor of the award-winning memoir, Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders, which chronicles how he and his co-conspirator Diane survived the transition from lesbian couple to man and wife. The couple (who also authored the Blind Eye Detective Agency mystery trilogy) has been featured in The New York Times, Psychology Today, and numerous other publications.
As a journalist, Jacob’s work has been published in Glamour, Bitch, Feminist Review of Books, and numerous LGBT publications. He cofounded the lesbian magazine Girlfriends, wrote the nationally syndicated column TransNation, and hosted the public radio show Gender Blender. Cofounder of Retrograde Communications, he is currently deputy editor for both The Advocate, the nation’s longest running LGBT news magazine, and Plus, the most widely read publication for people impacted by HIV. He’s the recipient of several journalism fellowships, including a Marguerite Casey Foundation-funded investigative series on the intersections of race, poverty, gender, criminalization, and HIV.
Raised on a small farm in Idaho, Jacob holds a B.A. in Peace and Global Studies and a M.A. in Communication. He briefly served on the Lambda Literary Foundation board.