Australian-born John Burbidge has lived and worked in Belgium, Canada, India and the United States. For many years, he was Communications Director for the Institute of Cultural Affairs, a non-profit organization engaged in community and organizational development, before becoming an independent writer/editor. His articles on a variety of subjects have appeared in magazines, newspapers, periodicals and books in several countries. The Boatman, his story of coming out as a gay man in India, was published in 2014, and an anthology of travel-inspired stories is in progress. He has edited four volumes, a national newsletter, magazines, book chapters, reports, manuals and theses.