International Staff List


Shawn Fletcher – Founder & Publisher

Shawn Fletcher is the founder and publisher of the International Gay News Media Network. Fletcher studied business and environmental science at Valencia Community College, Devry University, and Rollins College. Fletcher currently resides in Orlando, Fl and is employed by his family owned e-commerce company. According to Fletcher, he was inspired at a young age to give back to the community. It has been his dream to inspire others and pursue pure and unique happiness. With the launch of the International Gay News Media Network, he believes this unique opportunity will allow him to interact with people from all over the work and partake in opportunities to make the world a better place. Feel free to contact Fletcher at




Contributing Writer – Orlando Region

Luis Caraballo is a contributing writer for Gay News Orlando. He studied business at Valencia Community College and the University of Phoenix. He is currently working for a non-profit orginization. Luis likes to volunteer his time whenever possible, especially when it comes to HIV. Luis is a featured columnist and hosts the Orlando “Ask Luis?” column.  Feel free to send Luis your questions. His column is posted weekly and is featured on the home page of Gay News Orlando. Hang on tight you are in for a bumpy ride. So don’t be afraid ASK LUIS! Send your questions to Luis at



Ben Garcia – Graphic Designer

A native of New Jersey, Ben Garcia has always been fascinated by the world of art. Encouraged by his family to pursue his lifelong dream of being an artist, Garcia moved to Florida where he studied graphic design and animation under renown professors at Ringling School of Art and Design. After graduation with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Garcia moved to Orlando and has had the opportunity to work with numerous innovative and creative individuals and agencies including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. For the past several years, Garcia has been employed by the Orange County Library System as the sole Senior Graphic Designer, charged with the task of reinventing the image of the library system. Garcia’s work has won numerous awards.


Andie Hinman – Contributing Writer – Orlando Region

Andie Hinman is currently a student at the University of Central Florida, pursuing her degree to become a social worker. Hinman volunteers at local non-profit organizations and enjoys spending her time with family and her two goldendoodles.




Leave A Response