Meet the E4A team…

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Creative Director/Editor-in-chief

J. Federico is a prominent blogger, writer, and journalist. He started off writing for the student magazine at Bergen Community College, then spread his wings from that endeavor on. J has held several freelance writing positions over the years, and has worked on numerous publications such as celebrity gossip blog Yuddy.com and BettyConfidential.com. J has also worked for M. Evans Inc., Publishing as intern turned editorial assistant during the summer of 2005. J created E4A and hopes you all will enjoy this site, its content, and generously spread the word. If you have any concerns, questions, or comments, please e-mail J. Federico at equaltester@yahoo.com.



Matthew Murphy is a freelance writer and photographer living in New York City. Since leaving his career as a professional ballet dancer with American Ballet Theatre in 2007, Matthew’s writing has been published in numerous publications such as Dance Spirit, Dance Magazine, and Playbill. In addition, he is the copy editor and frequent contributor to Movmnt magazine – a pop culture/arts publication. His photography has been in Dance Spirit, The Village Voice,  and The New York Times. For more on Matthew, please head to rantingdetails.com.


Head Assistant/Contributor

Matt Scotto is currently a Print Journalism student at Hofstra University. He is immensely involved within his school’s community, and continues to write for the award-winning Hofstra Chronicle. He has copy edited for the school’s own Pulse Magazine and has contributed to Hofstra’s NewsHub Assignment Desk and their work on Nassau News. If you wish to contact Matt Scotto, please e-mail him at equal4all_msc@yahoo.com.


Second Assistant/Contributor

Lindsay Dahlstrom is currently a Print Journalism major at Hofstra University. She has contributed to Hofstra’s NewsHub Assignment Desk as well as their work on Nassau News. She has also worked at a small publishing company where she has copy edited many of their works. If you wish to contact Lindsay Dahlstrom, please e-mail her at equal4all_ldahl@yahoo.com.


Guest Blogger

Besides being one of the most buzzworthy new openly-gay independent artists of the current decade, Charlie Demos is most notably also a vocalist, composer and producer, covering a wide range of musical styles, including featuring everything from electro-pop to middle eastern intricacies within his songs. Most recently, Charlie’s debut music video for his first single, “Insane,” from his new EP (scheduled for Aug. 25) titled Anatomy 1, was named as one of LOGO’s “Ultimate Queer Videos” and has remained on the Top 10 Click List since March. Charlie can be seen performing Sat., Aug. 22 at New York’s Hottest Gay Party, The F Word.

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Criss McKenzie is an aspiring writer and recent graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey. Criss graduated in May 2009 with a BA in Literature, but currently works at a dog daycare (Don’t look so surprised!). Her interests include contemporary fantasy fiction, werewolves, and poking fun at mainstream vampire chick lit. Criss hopes to freelance write one day in her spare time, and consistently scribbles ideas for her evasive first sci-fi/fantasy novel in a small leather pink notebook. She has one topical blog: Adulthood: Some Assembly Required, in which she is detailing the journey she and her boyfriend take into adulthood by renting their first apartment, sharing their first space, and many other domestic anecdotes. She is slightly addicted to the internet, fast food, and Jamba Juice.


Culinary Master/In-house Nutritionist

Sean Gallagher is a freelance caterer, private chef, and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began cooking at a very young age, as his grandmother who was an excellent cook had inspired him to do so. Sean worked in several restaurants starting at the age of 14, and has worked his way up the line before venturing off to culinary school. Since graduating, he has worked in several hotels and also caters fantastic private affairs. Sean has a passion for nutrition as well as would like to teach others how to lead a healthy lifestyle full of not only nutritious, but also delicious food. You may contact Sean directly with any questions or comments to equal4allchef@yahoo.com.

In-house Scheduling Consultant

Stephen Papallo is very excited to be joining the E4A team. As a sophomore Theatre Performance major at Western Connecticut State University, he has held the position of President of the gay/straight alliance during the Fall 2009 semester. During that time, the alliance traveled to the National Equality March and even held their second annual drag show; it was quite a success. Stephen hopes that E4A will become the powerhouse he knows it has potential to be. If you would like to contact Stephen, please e-mail him at equal4all_paps@yahoo.com.

Editorial Assistant

Mick Schulz was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. J. Federico sought him out as an assistant for E4A because he felt that he was a very good candidate for the position. Not only is that humbling but it is something that he would absolutely be a part of.  He wants to pursue a career in medicine at the University of Florida, or quite possibly University of North Florida. Mick’s passion stems from a Medical camp that he attended in the summer of 2009, and after speaking with a patient suffering from HIV/AIDS, it made him realize that there are many children out there that are born with AIDS and had absolutely no choice in the matter. He enjoys lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball. His ultimate goal is to assist Mr. Federico in all that he does for this website and serve the LGBT community to the best of his ability. If you would like to contact Mick, please e-mail him at equal4all_mickshulz@yahoo.com.


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