Peyton Thomas is an author and journalist based in Toronto. His debut novel, Both Sides Now, will be published on August 24, 2021 by Dial Books and Penguin Teen Canada. It is available for pre-order now.

Peyton's writing 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.



"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

Stars, Stripes, and "Salaam, RuPaul Joon!": A Niche Interview with Jackie Cox for the Niche


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


"Ordinary Person, Wild Radical" for the Atavist

How to Find a Rabbit: A Niche Interview with John Paul Brammer for the Niche

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


Literary Agent: Bonnie Nadell at Hill Nadell

Film & Television: Mary Pender-Coplan at UTA

Publicity: Samantha Devotta in Canada and Jennifer Dee in the United States

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