A Tide of Horror, and some Good News.

There’s an op-ed in the Huffington Post today that expressed the horror in Charlottesville, Virginia succinctly: White Supremacy is Demonic. I’m not Christian nor do I have time for the Devil. There is something absolutely demonic, however, in seeing the rotten spawn of Nazi Germany, the confederacy, slavery, et al, be so emboldened and soContinue reading “A Tide of Horror, and some Good News.”

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, andContinue reading “Transgress Press-mate Lei Ming Wins Lambda Literary Nomination (and I’m still cute)”

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 LambdaContinue reading “Unabashedly, Gleefully Queer: Sammy at the Lammies!”

Awe in Austin, Asheville Panache

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 thatContinue reading “Awe in Austin, Asheville Panache”

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 andContinue reading “Booksarenotaluxury Hypes Trunky! Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas…”

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 likeContinue reading “The Writer Who Reads”

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 inContinue reading “Interview with Queer Rock Love Author, Paige Schilt, and Austin Events!”

Linky Dinks and Newsy-Doos

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 ruralContinue reading “Linky Dinks and Newsy-Doos”

TRUNKY is nominated for a Lammy!

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 beContinue reading “TRUNKY is nominated for a Lammy!”