Jo Yurcaba is a reporter for NBC OUT, the LGBTQ+ section at NBC News Digital. They cover any news related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, though they specialize in covering anti-transgender legislation.
Prior to joining NBC, Jo was a freelance writer and editor. They covered a variety of topics, including politics, abortion policy, and science and health. They also did a short stint as a food and music journalist.
Jo’s work has been published by NBCNews.com, ELLE, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Verywell, Woman’s Day, Bustle, and Rewire.News, among others.
Jo regularly appears on NBC News Now, NBC’s streaming platform, and on national radio shows to talk about their reporting. Jo has also moderated and appeared on panels related to their work. If you have a speaking or guest opportunity you’d like to pitch, please email Jo.Yurcaba@nbcuni.com
Read Jo’s recent work for NBC here.
Oldies but goodies
7 Myths About Trans Health Care, Debunked By Trans People & Doctors, Bustle.com, Jan. 2020
We Spoke To Julián Castro One Week Before His Campaign Ended. Here’s What We Learned, Bustle.com, Jan. 2020
Sex Workers Describe The Policy Reforms That Would Actually Help Them, Bustle.com, Dec. 2020
These Are the Ways Plastics Can Mess Up Your Body, Teen Vogue, Dec. 2018
The Case for Public Sex Classes, Teen Vogue, April 2019
How to Support the Survivors In Your Life This Week, Marie Claire, Oct. 2018
Rape Behind Bars: Stopping the Cycle of Violence, NationSwell, Sept. 2018
For Survivors of Prison Rape, Saying ‘Me Too’ Isn’t an Option, Rewire.News, Jan. 2018
Sexual Assault Survivors Talk About Sex After Rape, Teen Vogue, Aug. 2018
Grief Can Last For Years, So Why Don’t We Acknowledge It?, Romper.com, May 2018
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