Lee’s background is firmly rooted in ‘words’. As a first-class languages graduate of three European universities (Northumbria, Provence, Cologne), finding the ‘right words’ has always been part of his life.
Lee worked as a translator before training as a languages teacher in 2003-4. After a highly successful 13-year career, Lee took the plunge and left the profession to focus on his writing.
As a confident public speaker, one of Lee’s proudest moments was introducing a screening of the film Pride (2014) at Reykjavik Pride 2016, drawing on his own experiences as a trade unionist and miner’s son.
Lee has gained a reputation as a frank, honest writer on a variety of subjects, from education, the environment and politics to LGBT+ issues and music. His experience as an Editor-in-Chief solidified his reputation as a writer with an uncompromising focus on quality and engaging content.
In 2015, Lee founded The Queerness, an online LGBTQ+ critical collective with an intersectional focus. The site has gained an impressive following and continues to go from strength to strength.