about sam

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Sam Manzella (she/they) is a GLAAD Media Award-winning queer writer, editor, digital producer, and consultant.

As a multimedia journalist with five years of experience, Sam harnesses the power of candid, compassionate storytelling for social change. She covers LGBTQ+ life, entertainment, and health and wellness. Their features, essays, and culture criticism have appeared in more than a dozen digital and print publications, including Cosmopolitan, them., and SheKnows. Sam also produces video content for digital brands with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ storytelling. Her work has been recognized by the Shorty Impact Awards, Webby Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards.

Sam was previously an Associate Editor at Logo, Paramount Global’s LGBTQ+ digital brand, where she wrote and edited top-performing features about LGBTQ+ life and produced brand-defining video series. They are also a practicing astrologer and proud Gemini, which explains all of the above. She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend.

Want to work together? Please email Sam: samantha[dot]manzella[at]gmail[dot]com.

Check out Venus Gays, Sam’s biweekly astrology newsletter co-authored by Sterling Bowen.

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