JP Larocque is a Toronto-based writer with experience in television, web, and print. His award-winning digital series Gay Nerds has been covered by The New York Times, The Advocate, and on Space Channel, and has screened at numerous festivals, including TO WebFest, LA WebFest, and The 2014 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. In 2016, Gay Nerds was picked up for distribution by OUTtv.
His short films Neutered (2015) and Where We Were (2017) have screened as part of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. As a playwright, his theatre credits include Mythmaking (NIF, Alumnae Theatre, 2011), and GAY NERDS (Toronto Fringe, 2012), and his work can also be found in the collections City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists (2012), and the Dark Horse anthology The Secret Loves of Geeks (2018).
Alongside his current work in scripted television, he is a published writer of non-fiction and research-based journalism. Committed to diverse representation in all of his work, JP has also leant his skills to casting lifestyle/reality television and as an on-screen personality for the MTV/Logo series 1 Girl 5 Gays.
He is survived by his cat, Barney.