Naomi Gordon-Loebl is a writer and educator who specializes in LGBTQ issues. She has over a decade of experience in education and facilitation, leading workshops and courses in creative writing, social justice, adult literacy, and leadership development. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Harper’s, The Nation, HuffPost, Complex, The Washington Spectator, the anthologies The Social Construction of Difference & Inequality; Emerge; Letter to a Stranger; and elsewhere. She is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from The Puffin Foundation, Type Media Center, Lambda Literary, Monson Arts, the Studios at Key West, and the Vermont Studio Center. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Washington University in St. Louis.
Before working in journalism, she spent five years as a teacher and youth development professional, helping people who had left school to complete their high school equivalency diplomas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and a graduate certificate in Youth Studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She was born and raised in Brooklyn.