Yvonne S. Marquez is an award-winning journalist and audio producer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Yvonne has dedicated her journalism career to telling stories important to LGBTQ+ people. She began her career as an associate editor for a now defunct gay and lesbian magazine based in Austin, TX where she wrote profiles on local business owners and community leaders.
Yvonne is a former senior editor of Autostraddle, a leading digital publication for lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women and non-binary people. During her time at Autostraddle, Yvonne wrote about anti-LGBTQ legislation and reported on restrictive reproductive health laws, racial justice protests and grassroots organizing. She also wrote personal essays and pop culture commentary focusing on queer Latina identities.
Her work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Refinery 29, Texas Monthly, Texas Observer, The Dallas Morning News, and In These Times. She has produced radio stories for the Texas Standard and assisted production on financial stories for Marketplace's This Is Uncomfortable podcast.
Yvonne graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where she specialized in health/science reporting and audio journalism. She is also an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin.
Yvonne was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, a region along the Texas-Mexico border.