Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Feel The "Touch..." For 25% Off (Limited Time Offer!!)

From now until December 14, 2011 at 11:59pm PST you can get my book for 25% OFF!!

The offer is only available if you order on the website for (Not Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other sites.) Use the promo code BUYMYBOOK305 at check out. The discount is available site wide so any other items you purchase can also be discounted up to $50.00. 

I have an essay in an anthology titled, "Mighty Real: An Anthology of African-American Same Gender Loving Writing" edited by Royce Bryant Smith & Darius Omar Williams that can be purchased on lulu with the same discount.

Royce Bryant Smith

Darius Omar Williams

I also encourage you to join the, "Touch..." fan page  

to keep up to date with any upcoming signings and discounts if you are unable to purchase the book at this time.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The DL Chronicles Kickstarter Campaign Update

Quincy LaNear & Deondray Gossett

 We're a quarter of the way there thanks to your generosity and support!!!  And because of your continued efforts we only have $95,000 more to raise in 41 days.  We're very hopeful that this can be done.

Fans and supporters like you have answered the call, and The Chadwick Journals has been viewed over 12,000 times on youtube IN JUST 5 days!!!  This is proof that we have the numbers and can slide right into home base if we just hone our efforts and continue to spread the word.

Please post the kickstarter link on your Facebook pages, twitter accounts, and any other social media you site you own.  Everyone can do their part in seeing this become a reality.  AND YOU ALL will be backers of something historical!  All of your names and the names of your friends, family, and co-workers will forever be attached to what promises to be a monumental event.  So continue the fight.  Show the networks that we can do this by ourselves.  Show them that our stories are valued and have the audiences to back them.

Episodes of, "The Chadwick Journals" are appearing on line at youtube and other sites. Backers of the project get to view the episodes before they go public. Here's a chance to support independent cinema & well produced work for our community!! If you'd like to donate go you:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Looking For F. Justin Hall....

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of F. Justin Hall. Last known residence was in Manhattan, NY.

Justin has been at different times involved with organizations and events in the Same Gender Loving Communities of NYC, Los Angeles, & Washington DC/Baltimore areas. Some may know him for his blog called, "The Redd Files". Several friends and family have posted on his facebook wall hoping to get any information on him. He hasn't posted on facebook for a few months so if anyone hears anything please post information to his facebook wall......

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Here's A Chance To Support Independent Cinema...Mississippi Damned & DL Chronicles

I have become such a fan and supporter of independent cinema because I find it does a better job of creating work that is not formulaic or has to follow the same patterns as movies produced by Hollywood studios. Film Festivals & Screenings are what I try and support with my money, volunteer time, and in the case of OUTFest/Fusion as a performer at their "Sabor Con Fusion".

Here's your opportunity to support two dynamic projects that I have enjoyed very much.

I can't say enough about the film, "Mississippi Damned"  it's dark, haunting, poignant, and even though the story and themes can seem overwhelming I couldn't take my eyes off of it. The craft that went into the making and performing in this film is some of the best I have seen in many years. I admit I am biased. I love Tina Mabry & Morgan Stiff like family but every time I see their work I have to take a step back and just say, "WOW, y'all did that!!"

From now until "Black Friday" 11/25 they are offering their film on dvd for the price of $9.99 (usually $14.95). That's the price of a regular movie ticket for something you will cherish and be able to watch again & again. It's an investment you will not regret. I PROMISE!

Go to the Mississippi Damned store and enter the promo code "worm" to get the discount. You will also see that posters and other items are also on sale.

Another project I enjoyed is, "The DL Chronicles". I remember first hearing about this project through my involvement with OUTFest and at first I was ambivalent. It came out around the same time as J.L. King's first book which I had taken strong issue with and also an episode of, "Law & Order" that dealt with the topic of the "DL". I was so tired of hearing about the DL that I didn't care what this project was about.

Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett quickly changed my mind with their masterful writing, inspired directing, and seamless production. I am a definite fan. Currently they are running a KickStarter campaign to complete Season 2 of the, "DL Chronicles". This is a great chance to get in on the grassroots level of this project and insure that stories that are not being told are left as a legacy. Go to this link for more information and to see how you can contribute

My appreciation has even grown since these projects have come out because I have been hustling my own  work. I know how difficult it is to try and promote, create, and produce work. It's great when others help support your efforts. I have met a wonderful actor, writer, activist, and host of Radio OutSpoken in South Africa named Frank Malaba who is the first person on the African continent to get a copy of my book. It's been great having his support and the encouragement of others as well.

"Touch...Poems & Other Writings of Love, Erotica, & Sensuality is available on line at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as Lulu. You can also join the fan page on facebook to keep up with any performances, signings, or discounts

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Politics of Homosexuality in Africa-A Talk by Dr. Sylvia Tamale

Monday, November 21
6:00-7:30 PM

The Politics of Homosexuality in Africa
A Talk by Dr. Sylvia Tamale

Berman Hall in the Fromm Building, University of San Francisco (Intersection of Golden Gate and Parker Avenues.) Campus map

Using homosexuality as a focus, Dr. Tamale will discuss how political and religious leaders in both Africa and the West instrumentalize sexuality to achieve their political ends, and provide an analysis of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

About the speaker: Dr. Sylvia Tamale is a renowned African feminist who holds law degrees from Makerere University and Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in Sociology and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently dean of the Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence at Makerere University in Uganda and author/editor of several books, including When Hens Begin To Crow: Gender And Parliamentary Politics In Uganda, Homosexuality: Perspectives from Uganda and the recently published groundbreaking volume, African Sexualities: A Reader. 
Co-Sponsors:  Global Fund for Women, Priority Africa Network and the University of San Francisco (including The President’s Advisory Board on the Status of Women, African Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, B.A. International Studies, and Sociology.

For more information on obtaining Dr. Tamale's books, contact
or visit Pambazuka Press

*** This event is free and open to the public. ***