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”

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!”