Described as a “radical homosexual activist” and “effeminate man-child” by critics, Josh Kruger is an award-winning writer and communications strategist in Philadelphia.

Some of Josh’s past writing includes his candid, personal experiences with homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and drug addiction. In 2014, the Society of Professional Journalists called his work “mesmerizing. Not just an unusual point of view, but excellent writing, too.” 

From 2013 to 2015, Josh was a columnist and social media editor for Philadelphia Weekly and then Philadelphia City Paper, then the city’s two alt-weekly newspapers. His PW column, “The Uncomfortable Whole,” won multiple awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists First Place Award for weekly newspaper commentary in both 2014 and 2015 and the Pa. NewsMedia Association’s Edith Hughes Emerging Journalist Award in 2015. That recognition “encourages talented young journalists to continue in their careers.”

Josh has written for Philadelphia Magazine, WHYY’s Newsworks, The Advocate, and online HIV/AIDS resource center The Body. In 2015, he was named one of the “15 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015” by HIV Plus Magazine.

He still occasionally likes to write about his life, LGBTQ issues, HIV, trauma, or his faith as an Episcopalian.

He also enjoys exploring and praying in churches.

His Myers-Briggs personality type indicator is ENTJ, and he enjoys speaking Internet on Twitter (@joshkrugerPHL) too much.

On mere principle, and no matter what the AP says, he persists in using the Oxford comma. He is a fan of all things Philly-related, zombie-related, or caffeinated.

Josh lives and writes in Philadelphia.

To contact Josh, please email him at josh@joshkruger.com.