I haven’t been blogging much on the website lately because I’ve been working hard on my latest novel as well as contributing blogs on gay issues at the Huffington Post. But if you happen to stumble on this page and wish to check out my contributions to HuffPo, the links are below.
For my first blog, from February 2013, I wrote about how my life in San Francisco tracked Dorothy’s journey in The Wizard of Oz. When I moved to the Bay Area in 1993, I’d bought the myth that San Francisco was like a gay Oz. The reality turned out to be something different.
For my second blog, I commemorated the 25th anniversary of my coming out, which began when a slip of paper fell out of a library book at the Boston Public Library. I wish I’d kept that slip of paper.
For my third blog, I interviewed my 83-year-old neighbor Robert Akeley, who over the course of his long and colorful life has “come out” no fewer than three times. He told me his third time coming out — just shy of his 83rd birthday — was the scariest for him.
Finally, for my fourth and latest blog, I had a chat with the amazing Grace Sterling Stowell, a transgender woman who’s thrown her life and soul into one of the oldest gay-run youth groups in the country.