headshot-2Benjamin Riley is a freelance writer and journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Benjamin writes about politics, culture, LGBTI issues and mental health, and his work has appeared in publications including Junkee, SBS Online, PopMatters, Overland and The Lifted Brow.

Benjamin has previously worked as Victorian Editor for national LGBTI newspaper Star Observer and coordinated The Under Age, Express Media and The Age‘s journalism program for high-school students.

He also co-hosts and produces Queers, a podcast about critical queer politics, with writer Simon Copland.

In 2014 Benjamin received the prestigious Victorian AIDS Council Media Award for his coverage of HIV and LGBTI health, and in 2015 he was a finalist for Media Person of the Year in the 2015 Victorian LGBTI Community Awards.