‘Interview with the Vampire’ author Anne Rice dies at age 80

I woke to news this morning that breaks my heart. I write this words in a stunned, numb, state. One of my two favorite authors in the WORLD has died. I can barely believe it. She was so active. Doing so many things. It’s not fair. But then death isn’t, is it? So unlike her beloved Louis and Lestat, she was all too mortal.

I first read Interview With the Vampiric when I was around 18 – 20 and it literally blew me away. She took the vampire genre and changed it forever, turning them from hissing creatures into something far more. She has been copied a thousand thousand times….and I guess that will make her immortal. They say Imation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I went to her home in New Orleans close to 30 years ago, but she was out of town, but her secretary and dear friend came out and spoke with me at least a half hour. Then when Anne was touring with her book Servant of the Bones, I waited in line for an hour or two at least and to keep the line moving you were supposed to get your book signed and MOVE on. But she wasn’t having it and spent time with everyone, including me. If I had felt any irritation at how long I waited, it was banished in an instant with my time with her and loved her all the more for what she did for her beloved fans, And her secretary remembered me! And she had told Anne about me! It was truly delightful.

So I will try, as I am now slowly coming back to reality, remember the good and cherish it and know I will always have her books. And the knowledge that her son Christopher is carefully watching over her legacy….


‘Interview with the Vampire’ author Anne Rice dies at age 80

By Andy Rose, CNN

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GAY PRIDE: Day 20: Gay Pride Washington DC

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How exciting! I love these crowds! Makes me feel so good. It looks like Kansas City is going to have a Gay Pride this year but not until like August and there’s very little information on it. But if it is anything I will be so happy! I love Pride for so many reasons, many of which are listed in this article!

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DC Pride 2021: Exclusive Photos and Reactions from Pride Weekend!

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GAY PRIDE: Day 18: A Huge Day for Trans Rights

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This made me absolutely over-joyed. Please President Biden. Do not ever die. Or at least live for eight years. I figured it would take a hundred years to undo all the damage that tRump did in four, but wow! In 150, days you’ve done a considerable amount already. Did they just give you a list of all the asinine things that that orange-color sh*t did and you are just going down and checking them off as you reverse them? If so, that’s all I need to love you forever. Check this article out and tell me your heart isn’t overjoyed!

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Education Department Says Title IX Protects Transgender Students

Yahoo News ~ Chloe Xiang ~ June 17, 2021, 1:16 PM

In a reversal from the Trump Administration, the Department of Education under President Biden on Wednesday issued an updated interpretation of Title IX, the law that protects Continue reading

GAY PRIDE: Day 16: The Pride Flag Comes Home

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This story made me very emotional. I know that if we ever get to go to San Francisco, this will be my number one tourist goal. It will be one of those things that I so wish I could touch, know that I can’t, and be blown away just to be in its presence. Wow. There are tears in my eyes right now as I type these words. It is so important to preserve our history and past. And what better happy symbol than this….?

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Original Rainbow Pride Flag Returns to its San Francisco Home After 43 Years

Peter-Astrid Kane in San Francisco – The Guardian – Sat 12 Jun 2021 06.00 EDT

The long-lost piece of queer history, with two extra stripes, was designed to represent β€˜the full spectrum of the LGBTQ community’

After 43 years, a long-lost piece of San Francisco’s queer history is Continue reading

GAY PRIDE: Day 1 Continued: A Proclamation from the President of the United States….

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Thank you, Mr. President! A President Who Truly Cares! Such a difference from a year and more ago!

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And here is the official proclamation from the White House Briefing Room from June 1, 2021…!
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A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021
JUNE 01, 2021

PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement β€” a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. Continue reading

Re-Blog: Cambridge Moves to Follow Somerville in Recognizing Poly Partnerships

I thought I would never see gay marriage in my life-time. I was wrong. Conservatives said, “What’s next? Polygamous marriage?” and I said, “Why not?” although I figured I would never see that in my lifetime. Could I be wrong? Could the Three Bears be married one day??

Law Acknowledging Polyamorous Relationships Takes Step Forward, Two Councillors Holding Back

By Marc Levy
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cambridge took a step toward formally recognizing polyamorous relationships on Monday, Continue reading

RE-BLOG: Two’s Company, Three’s a Throuple!

I’m still not crazy about the word “throuple,” but I am happy to see more articles and essays on polyamorous relationships. And here’s one from Midland Zone: Home of Midland Gay News.


Two’s Company, Three’s a Throuple!

Meet Martin, Dan & James, a Birmingham-based throuple – that’s three people in a polyamorous relationship. Poly relations have been in the spotlight recently, and perhaps you’re thinking about getting into one yourself (or maybe you’re already in one). So we thought we’d chat to James, Dan and Martin to get some insight into how their relationship works.

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A Massachusetts City Will Recognize Polyamorous Relationships as Part of New Domestic Partnership Ordinance

Something is happening….. Something unbelievable. Polyamory. It’s getting to be more accepted. How did that happen? Just three or four years ago I saw a post about a gay “throuple” (I like the word triad) and I was shocked at home many people lashed out about it, including authors in the MM community! People who can understand gay couples, but state that you can’t love more than one person, many of them with several children who they say they love equally…even though you “can’t love more than one person.”

Anyway…I’m distracted. I am just so excited about this. Laws recognizing polyamory! It’s amazing! Read on!

A Massachusetts City Will Recognize Polyamorous Relationships as Part of New Domestic Partnership Ordinance

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RE-BLOG; “Men’s Variety” Explains Otters in a Fairly Good and Comprehensive Article

From the online magazine Men’s Variety comes this fairly good/comprehensive essay explaining what “otters,” a subgroup of gay men, are. It is good information for gay romance writers as well as anyone who might be interested! The author seems to have a type. My husband “R” is “technically” more an otter than a bear, but he likes being a part of that community. Enjoy…!

Gay Otters: Learn About the Hairy Relative of Wolves and Bears!

Gay Otters Are So Cute!

Gay otters represent one of the largest swath of men within the Continue reading