Peyton Thomas is a freelance journalist and the author of the novel Both Sides Now, forthcoming in Fall 2021 from Dial Books for Young Readers and Penguin Teen Canada. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Billboard, and Pitchfork, among other publications. He was a 2016 Lambda Literary Fellow and a 2014 recipient of the Norma Epstein Foundation Award in Creative Writing. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2015, majoring in political science and sexual diversity studies. He lives in Toronto.



"Still Tears Left to Cry" for Billboard

Album Reviews for Pitchfork

U2's "Zooropa" for Pitchfork's Sunday Review

Soccer Mommy's "color theory" for Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2020

Denzel Curry's "ZUU" for Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2019

Sleater-Kinney's "Hurry on Home" for Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2019


"Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This Turns 1980s Pop Anthems Into Lesbian Love Songs" for Pitchfork


"What Will It Take to Get a Gay Character in Star Wars?" for Vanity Fair


"Ordinary Person, Wild Radical" for the Atavist

Video Games

"Bachelorette Party" and "Platinum" for Choices


Dear Prudence with Daniel M. Lavery (2019)

The Askbox with Allegra Rosenberg (2019)

Greatest Hits for the Niche:

American Girl Dolls Ranked in Order of Gayness

The 100 Most Popular Ships on AO3, Ranked

All 293 Sufjan Stevens Songs, Ranked

What is "The Dynamic," Anyway?

I Went Ahead and Wrote a Spider-Man Movie Where Peter Parker is Bisexual Because Life is Short and God Knows Nobody Else Was Going to Do It


Film & Television: Mary Pender-Coplan at UTA

Translation: Emma Winter at Janklow & Nesbit

Social Media: Twitter and Tumblr

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