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March 23, 2018

My voice has always been one of the more distinctive things about me.

Many of my earliest memories involve people commenting on my voice.  Sometimes it was too loud.  Sometimes too high.  I can remember teachers in grade school hearing me before they saw me and saying,...

November 10, 2017

In a little less than a week, on November 16, 2017, Out for Queer Blood will have its official book launch at a gay bar in New Orleans called Café Lafitte in Exile.  It is a not just a convenient venue; it is a significant one, because it is the bar where Fernando Rios...

October 19, 2017

Joseph McCarthy is chiefly remembered for his attempts to expel Communists and Soviet Operatives from positions in the U.S. Government.  Less well remembered is his attempt to expel homosexuals.  Homosexuals, like Communists, were seen as a subversive presence in the 1...

October 12, 2017

The story of Fernando Rios is, at heart, the story of sexual activity and sexual hypocrisy in the 1950’s.  There was a lot of activity.  And a lot of hypocrisy.

For example, in 2012, when the controversial issue of whether or not birth control should be covered by...

October 5, 2017

New October 5:  Déjà vu

When I was researching Out for Queer Blood, I spent weeks reading newspapers from the 1950’s, and then I would come home, watch the news, and have strange feelings of déjà vu.  It was because all of the hot button issues in the 1950’s had somehow...

September 28, 2017

September 28 2017

Fifty-nine years ago, on September 27, 1958, three young men in New Orleans were wandering the French Quarter, looking for something to do.  They went to a movie, had dinner at a restaurant called The Steak Pit, and went to Pat O’Brien’s.  Around midni...

September 19, 2017

I’ve had two committed, long-term relationships in my adult life: the first ended after twenty years, the second is currently ending after twelve. 

My first partner, Charlie (I was never legally able to call him my husband) is now a dear friend.  It’s hard not to be.  W...

August 9, 2017

You could call this my Mission Statement.

When I started my first website several years ago, it was primarily to disseminate news about my recently published book, The Up Stairs Lounge Arson (McFarland, 2014). That book is still represented here, and still in print, but...

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