Gillian Branstetter is a reporter and essayist who specializes in the intersection of technology, LGBTQ issues, and privacy. In April 2018, she joined the National Center for Transgender Equality as a media relations manager.
How an Oath Keeper brought QAnon to the masses
How JuiceLand strikers and ride-hailing drivers are organizing online
‘Love Island’ and the future of the reality TV-to-influencer pipeline
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On Dec 23, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
Hope Litoff wants answers.
On Dec 9, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
It's the story Jann Wenner wants you to see—for better or worse.
On Nov 7, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
Instead of lashing out at a changing society, James Murphy gets sincere.
On Sep 2, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
The Amazon original from 'Transparent' showrunner Jill Soloway flips the script.
On May 15, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
'Priestdaddy' is a wounding memoir, and an achingly funny look at a family living in Catholic guilt.
On May 4, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
David Farrier wanted to explore a quirky online niche. He got way more than he bargained for.
On Feb 27, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
'La La Land' works because the story it tells should be desperately familiar to viewers in 2016.
On Jan 1, 2017 by Gillian Branstetter
It's a beautiful, mysterious hit.
On Dec 19, 2016 by Gillian Branstetter
As long as reality TV stars replace our presidents, they might as well replace our pundits.
On Nov 12, 2016 by Gillian Branstetter
Facebook can't replace editorial curation with algorithms—and it should stop trying.
On Sep 1, 2016 by Gillian Branstetter
This is what happens when we normalize unacceptable behavior.
On Aug 25, 2016 by Gillian Branstetter