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In 1987, Richard Stevenson’s Ice Blues came across the counter at the library where I worked the summer between freshman and sophomore years in college. I’d just started dating my first serious boyfriend, but none of my family or friends knew I was gay. I read it in secret and loved tough, funny Don Stratchey.
Back at school after a rough coming out to family, I was perusing bookstore remainder bins with Dad. I picked up On the Other Hand Death and stared at it long enough for him to say, “Want me to buy that for you?” He had no idea what it was, but it still felt like a solid first step.
I still love the Stratchey series & the movies. I lived in Massachusetts in the late 90’s and dated someone who knew someone who knew Dick Lipez (Richard Stevenson). I got a signed copy of Stratchey’s Folley. My parents love Trent, my current partner; and I would love for them to see us legally married.
Tim Capehart is a librarian and freelance writer. His collection of short stories, Seeking the Link, (Lulu) is available now and his story “Meatbots: A Love Story” appears in the upcoming Zombiality anthology of GLBT zombie stories from Library of the Living Dead. His short fiction has appeared in Christopher Street, The Wooster Review, and (translated into Dutch) Uitkomst. He also writes reviews for Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Voice of Youth Advocates. A member of the 2007 Newbery Committee for ALSC he will join the committee again for 2012. http://disturbingfurniture.typepad.com/blog/