Michael-Christopher has been an active voice in the LGBT community as an author, publisher, illustrator, lecturer, and artistic advisor to several outreach campaigns throughout the United States. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michael began working in the publishing industry as a graphic designer with a concentration on marketing. After donating illustrations to DC Black Pride, the organization commissioned him to design programs, flyers, and ultimately redesign their logo. Some years later, Michael was recruited as committee member for the White Attire Affair HIV fundraiser, then rose to the position of Creative Director for their most well attended event.
In 1998 Michael released his comic series Living The Life then transitioned his characters to novel form writing two Living the Life prequels. Michael shifted gears and penned two very provocative novels; From Top to Bottom, which explores masculinity within the LGBT community, then, followed with Unspeakable tackling male sexual abuse.
Michael has been featured inVibe, Honey, The Advocate, David, Southern Voice,Metro Weekly, The New York Blade and The Washington Blade and has held spots in the top ten best seller’s list at Lambda Rising, Giovanni’s Room, Amazon.com’s Hot New Releases – Gay Fiction list and Tower.com Top 100 Book Bestsellers. To round out his list of diverse publications, Michael released a 100-page book of his photography, MAN:BLACK – Images of Black Male Beauty in 2010.
Realizing there was a void in the LGBT Community of Color, Michael co-founded SWERV, a quarterly arts and entertainment magazine focusing only on people in the community making great strides in art, music, literature, activism and politics. Michael’s roles included Editor-in-Chief, Art Director, Graphic Designer, photographer and Co-publisher. Michael also wrote over 50 articles, interviews, reviews and editorials.