Writer. Editor. Advocate. Media Strategist.
Sam Dylan Finch is a leading advocate in LGBTQ+ mental health, having first gained international recognition for his blog, Let’s Queer Things Up!, which went viral in 2014.
Over seven million views later, LQTU! remains a vital community resource, driving the conversation around mental health for queer and transgender people.
Since then, he’s worked with leading social impact platforms like Upworthy, GOOD, and Everyday Feminism, championing LGBTQ+ equality and mental health awareness. Since 2011, Sam has worked as an editor, writer, and content strategist, taking on roles in nearly every aspect of digital media.
A storyteller at heart, Sam has used his unique voice to empower diverse communities. Whether it’s a breakdown of anti-trans legal tactics, a harrowing personal essay about being psychiatrically hospitalized, a compelling profile on fat activist and author Jes Baker, or consulting experts on the impact of complex trauma on memory, Sam is driven to find new and ambitious ways to tell stories for good — and just damn good stories.
Drawing from his background in self-publishing and digital media, Sam now works as a media strategist, advising non-profit organizations on how to expand their digital impact.
Sam holds a BA in Anthropology with a focus on public health, a BA in Women’s & Gender Studies, and a certificate in Writing from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He also pursued postgraduate studies in Creative Non-Fiction at Mills College in Oakland, CA.