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 … Continue 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 Lambda … Continue 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 that … Continue reading Awe in Austin, Asheville Panache

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 … Continue 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 rural … Continue reading Linky Dinks and Newsy-Doos

TEDxUNC rescheduled; I prepare for travel to Atlanta and Austin!

My friend Josh is collecting my writing. I'll have to send him a copy of "Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life,"  edited by the always-fashionable Vinnie Kinsella, where my story about making out with Santa will thrill you to your coal-stuffed stockings. TEDxUNC is BACK ON, after having … Continue reading TEDxUNC rescheduled; I prepare for travel to Atlanta and Austin!