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”

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”

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 havingContinue reading “TEDxUNC rescheduled; I prepare for travel to Atlanta and Austin!”