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