San Francisco Bay Times – June 24, 2016
What was the spark that ignited your novel?
“I was bored with endless pundits and academics prognosticating about a possible dark future for America. I wanted to make it real, on my terms, through fiction.
“This kind of story had to be physical, visceral, uncomfortable, exciting, sexual, emotional, disturbing and thought provoking, a tale that could be read from different levels, set forty years after the collapse of the middle class. And it had to be in my town, San Francisco.”
Nation’s first gay public library center turns 20
San Francisco Chronicle – June 16, 2016
Twenty-five years ago, a San Francisco Library commissioner named Steve Coulter came up with an idea that was so far ahead of its time that he was afraid to let it out of the house. So he invited six friends over to try it out in the safety of his living room.
The radical notion was to establish “an archive that would actively seek out the history of gays and lesbians before it is all lost,” recalls Coulter, who was not yet thinking as big as his idea would become. But when the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center opened in the New Main Library five years later, on April 18,1996, it was the first permanent gay and lesbian center in any municipal building in America. …
Pride 2016 summer reading list
WisconsinGazette.com – June 1, 2016
Whether you’re headed to the beach, the pool or the Pride Parade, it doesn’t hurt to have a book with you to pass the time. The 22 titles below range from poetry and fiction to memoirs and non-fiction. In other words, there is almost something for everyone. …