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 [...]

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 and [...]

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 like [...]

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 [...]