David Michael Conner is a Washington, D.C.-based writer. He focuses on entertainment, LGBT interests, and health issues with an emphasis on Lyme and associated tickborne illnesses. He has served as a contributing writer to The Advocate and has published in a number of outlets of note, including The Guardian. Conner operates an online Lyme and associated diseases resource, www.AndTheBandPlaysOn.com. He holds an MFA in creative writing and a BA in English with a concentration in film and media studies. He loves nothing more than a good debate grounded in solid facts and argumentation, not name calling.