Friday, September 26, 2014

The coming out of an anthology.

So happy to announce that the LGBTQ anthology will be coming out next June, just in time for Pride. Creating this with the participation of amazing people and contributions from many of the most gallant leaders in our community has been a joy. There are never-before-revealed stories about 20th century legends (e.g., Josephine Baker) and historic pieces on Stonewall, for example, testimony from Miss Major Griffin-gacy, one of the black transgender folk who led the charge from oppression to liberation.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Miss Majors and Stonewall

I'm happy to announce that trans activist Miss Majors, who was an out front participant at Stonewall (and who got bashed in the head by a policeman and arrested) will be writing the chapter on Stonewall for my upcoming anthology, due out in a year from Cleis Press.

Miss Majors continues her mission today as the Executive Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Program in Oakland California, and was just nominated to be/come the Grand Marshall for the upcoming Pride Parade in San Francisco.

To have such a person contribute to the book is an honor and to have one who so centrally involved with the uprising at Stonewall is everything that this editor might wish.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Talking With Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard gave me the honor of being interviewed
for my upcoming book. It was so hard to ask her the things
I had to ask her, about Matthew's death, about her family, etc.
Knowing that- possibly, hopefully- her statement in the book,
and the book itself, may help save a life or give some strength
to a young LGBT person is what allowed me to continue.
She was amazing: clear, open, beautiful, strong- everything
one might expect from someone who had the ability to turn
a tragedy like that into an act of service and love. I salute her.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rita Mae Brown and Diana Nyad

Another stellar moment: celebrated author Rita Mae Brown
just sent a chapter essay on her lifelong friend- Diana Nyad,
who amazed the world by swimming from Cuba to the U.S.,
the first person to do so.

Yippeee!! The book is coming together every day!