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Skylar Baker-Jordan

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Logan Square, Chicago
Freelance Writer and Contributing Editor — Freelance, TheGayUK
Covers:  british politics, American politics, lgbt community, lgbt rights, intersectionality, gender

A roly-poly raconteur. Contributing Editor, @TheGayUK. Occassionally found at @IndyVoices + @HuffPostUK. Currently writing a novel about gun violence in America

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I'm an essayist, commentator, and journalist published in both the United States and the United Kingdom. My areas of expertise include British politics, transatlantic comparison, the LGBT community, and masculinity as a social construct. Based out of Chicago, I make frequent trips to London.

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@SkylarJordan — 2,950 followers, 22,831 tweets

There is nothing impeachable about being a shitty husband who cheats on his wife. Sure, it makes you a sucky husband and man, but it isn't criminal. But if you're willing to bribe your mistress to be silent... who else have you paid hush money?
I really don't care that Stormy Daniels is or was a porn star. The story is that the President of the United States paid someone hush money to hide a scandal. If he's willing to do it with an extramarital affair, who else is he willing to do it with? After all, he's got billions
But frankly I don’t know any men who cope this way either. Most men I know who go through breakups use all these tools to mask the hurt they experience
I don’t buy a lot into this “boys and girls have different emotions” bollocks and even less into “girls and femmes” but as a gay man I totally relate to the girl in this song right now  https://youtu.be/xXeL3CHdLYk 
@dariusrucker @dariusrucker I get what you mean when you say Black people look at you funny for liking country. Lots of gay people look at me that way. But country isn’t Black or white, gay or straight - it’s American music, full stop
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Rise Over Run Magazine. It's a now-defunct e-mag that got started in south central Kentucky. I'd never written before that.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have! I used one my freshman year of high school, and it was so retro, even then. But I remember being proud to know how to use one.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

So quite controversially, it seems, I don't use Microsoft Word--I type on Open Office--and I still carry a voice recorder from the 1980s.