Transgress Press-mate Lei Ming Wins Lambda Literary Nomination (and I’m still cute)

Transgress Press-mate Lei Ming Wins Lambda Literary Nomination (and I’m still cute)

Touring mate, and Transgress Press brother Lei Ming (and sister Lura Frazey,) took the nomination win at the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards in Transgender Non-Fiction for "Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China." If it couldn't be me, I'm so glad it was Ray (Lei Ming). His story is remarkable, and [...]

Unabashedly, Gleefully Queer: Sammy at the Lammies!

Tig Notaro! Cynthia Nixon! Jeanette Winterson! Eileen Myles! Taylor Mac! Justin Vivian Bond! The presenters and attendees are a star-studded batch of LGBTQ goodness, suggesting, as the Guardian says, that this award ceremony is "unabashedly, gleefully queer..." As the day draws near, I confess: what had been a rather lackluster attempt at excitement for the Lambda [...]

Booksarenotaluxury Hypes Trunky! Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas…

  Books are not a luxury dot com will devote May to hyping TRUNKY! This org is spectacular and I highly encourage you to follow its suggested book buying schedule to make real change in both the literary and actual world. I've been in Austin for a couple days, staying with my dear pals Andy and [...]

The Writer Who Reads

Me, Molly McGinn, and Sam Frazier--we had a warm and wonderous time at the Durham LGBTQ Center, reading and singing for an incredibly receptive crowd. We had terrific representation from LaVare's House, a private halfway house for LGBTQ folks in recovery, and from North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, who dispensed naloxone and wisdom. I'd like [...]

Interview with Queer Rock Love Author, Paige Schilt, and Austin Events!

Paige Schilt, author of Queer Rock Love interviewed me about TRUNKY, for her amazing blog. She set a high bar because she literally asked me every question I had ever hoped a good reader would ask! You can purchase Queer Rock Love here, through Transgress Press. Paige and I will read together May 1st at Bookwoman in [...]