About Christopher Nutter

Christopher Lee Nutter is a two-time book author and former national magazine and newspaper journalist.

Christopher is the author of The Way Out: The Gay Man’s Guide to Freedom (HCI Books, 2006), which was the first major self-help book for gay men and which received dozens of pieces of national media coverage as well as endorsements from Seat of the Soul author Gary Zukav and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; co-author of Ignite the Genius Within (Penguin, 2009), a multi-media book for enhanced creativity that was endorsed by Laurie Anderson and Tony award winning actress and playwright Sarah Jones; and ghost writer for David LaChapelle’s second book, Hotel LaChapelle (Callaway, 1999).

Christopher’s first story, a personal essay on life inside the closet, appeared in Details magazine in 1994. He has since written on cultural trends for The Village Voice, The New York Times, New York magazine and Vibe; gay issues and politics for The Village Voice and Out; spiritual classes, spiritual teachers and trauma therapy for Time Out New York; and the nature of book publicity for Publishers Weekly. He was also a nightlife columnist for HX magazine in New York; a contributor to the grooming section of Cargo magazine and the 4 Girls page for Lucky magazine; and the first writer to report on the influence of gay culture on straight men in a 2001 piece for The Village Voice, with essays and reportage to follow in The Advocate and The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review and interviews on VH-1 and Naked New York.

Chris has worked in editorial capacities for Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly, Allure, Elle, Glamour, and Rolling Stone.

He has taught for the Learning Annex and taught classes on PR for Media Bistro.