Brandon Voss is an American journalist and entertainment writer living in New York City, New York, United States.

He is a contributing writer for The Advocate, a national gay news magazine, interviewing mainstream celebrities for the monthly "A-List" column. He also reviews New York theater for the monthly "Seat Filler" column on Advocate.com.[1][2][3]

As a contributing writer for Playbill, he has interviewed celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Paul Reubens, John Leguizamo, Edie Falco, Ben Stiller, Hunter Parrish, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Kathie Lee Gifford, and The Book of Mormon (musical) stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

In December 2006, it was reported that Voss was promoted from features editor to editor-in-chief of the now-defunct free New York-based LGBT weekly HX Magazine.[12][13] In September 2008, it was reported that Voss had stepped down from his position at HX after nearly four years with the publication to pursue freelance writing opportunities.[14]

Voss's "Big Gay Following" interview with Adrien Brody sparked mild controversy: While some readers felt Voss's line of questioning was inappropriate, others felt that Brody lacked a sense of humor.[15][16][17][18] DNA Magazine Online conducted a poll asking whether or not Voss "went too far."[19]

Chris Evans famously "outed" his younger brother, soap star Scott, in a January 2009 Advocate interview with Voss.[20][21][22][23]

Voss's August 2008 interview with Lady Gaga for HX was the pop artist's first cover story and the first interview in which she publicly discussed her bisexuality.[24][25][26]

Voss received a notable amount of attention on the blogosphere for his exclusive HX interviews with Jason Preston, former rentboy and longtime boyfriend of fashion designer Marc Jacobs.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Voss is from New Orleans, LA. He was born on February 16, 1978. He attended Tulane University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater,[28][3] and where he performed in a number of stage productions. He later earned his MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York.[29][30]

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ Belonksy, Andrew (8 September 2008). "Voss Out!". Queerty.com.
  15. ^ "Gay Magazine - Find Stories from The Advocate Print Issue". Advocate.com.
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  18. ^ "'Advocate' Reporter Treats Adrien Brody Like a Piece of Meat / Mollygood". Mollygood.com.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "A-List: Chris Evans". Advocate.com. 5 January 2009.
  21. ^ "Chris Evans on His Shirtless Photo Ban, and His Gay Brother". 6 January 2009.
  22. ^ Editor, Editor (31 December 2009). "Scott Evans' Brother Chris Was the One Who Outed Him. Not That He Cared". Queerty.com.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  23. ^ "Chris Evans Outed Bro Scott in The Advocate". Advocate.com. 30 December 2009.
  24. ^ "Getting Her Lindsay On". Perez Hilton. 31 July 2008.
  25. ^ "Lady Gaga Talks to HX on Bisexuality and Britney Spears". 1 August 2008.
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ "Designer Has Guy On The Side". New York Post. 3 February 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008.
  28. ^ "Brandon Voss". Facebook.com.
  29. ^ "On The Boards - Theatre - - AMBUSH Mag 2000 - Gay New Orleans". Ambushmag.com.
  30. ^ "On The Boards - Theatre - - AMBUSH Mag 2000 - Gay New Orleans". Ambushmag.com.