Spinning The Record Cover Art

Here is the cover of my new short story collection, Spinning The Record which will be out this July from Lethe Press. For a preview, read the title story here. Advertisements

Erased

Within the theme of the talk I will be giving today on intersectionality, here is a piece of creative non fiction which has never been published, and was first read at The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division. Erased Saturday June 28th 1969 Lines cut the faces beneath the make up of Sylvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican…

Gender Imitation and Insubordination on Display in NYC Nightlife

There’s an insightful article in Vice today, which illustrates how Butler’s ideas regarding gender imitation and insubordination (which I use to defend bioqueens) are being played out in NYC nightlife today; these are performers both inspired by, and in defiance of, the traditional drag our subculture has become known for and from which Rupaul’s Drag Factory…

In Defense of Lady Queens

The first lady queen(aka bio queen, faux queen, female drag queen) I met and watched perform a few years ago was Crimson Kitty. As I watched her lip sync an act inspired by the Twilight Zone’s Talking Tina episode, I found myself highly entertained (it’s a clever act) but also confused. As a gay man who came…