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 … Continue reading Unabashedly, Gleefully Queer: Sammy at the Lammies!
I had the great fortune of reading at Bookwoman in Austin recently, with my labelmate Paige Schilt. Her memoir, Queer Rock Love, is a paige-turner (see what I did there). I burned through my copy, eager to see where this engaging trio of big-soul'd weirdos would go next. The similarities between our books are that … Continue reading Awe in Austin, Asheville Panache
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 … Continue reading Booksarenotaluxury Hypes Trunky! Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas…
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 … Continue reading The Writer Who Reads
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 … Continue reading Interview with Queer Rock Love Author, Paige Schilt, and Austin Events!
Well I have been a busy transgender human author lately! Transgress Press author Lei Ming and I spent a day in Atlanta, beginning with a colloquium at Georgia State University focused on the transgender relationship with institutions. Lei Ming, who goes by "Ray," spoke of the lack of resources and community in China, particularly rural … Continue reading Linky Dinks and Newsy-Doos
I am thrilled to be included in a stunning roster of trans and LGBTQetc writers whom are nominated as finalists for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards! Look for me and my dapper brother Eric, as we attend the event in New York City, Monday June 12th. Early booking is available, and recommended: there will be … Continue reading TRUNKY is nominated for a Lammy!