Brandon Thorp and Penn Bullock
Brandon K. Thorp is a 28-year-old essayist and journalist working in Brooklyn. He worked for five years as a drama critic and investigative reporter with Village Voice Media, for whom he won two Green Eyeshade Awards. In 2010, a story Thorp co-wrote with his partner, Penn Bullock, exposed anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers's international affair with a male prostitute. As a result, Thorp and Bullock won a 1st place award for Feature Writing with the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and went on to produce a 4-part documentary for Anderson Cooper, which examined the results of Rekers' clinical research. Before moving to New York, Thorp worked for three years as a drama critic with Miami's NPR affiliate, WLRN. Thorp currently serves as a guest anchor on Sirius XM's OutQ radio channel, and frequently writes for Gawker.com.