Our trip to Charleston last week for the College of Charleston book event was a treat on many levels, not the least of which was getting to visit with old friends we don’t see enough and meeting new friends for the first time in a diverse crowd that was fun and humming with enthusiasm. Over 60 people came out in the pouring rain to talk about Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home.
The Fab Four warming up…or something like that…
Panelist/Contributor Linda Ketner listens intently
to young person with questions following discussion
(while I sign books for a student)
Contributor Warren Redman-Gress (l.) and Harlan Greene
It was fun to finally meet Harlan Greene in person after months of emails. Harlan wrote the Foreword for Committed to Home, and we have discovered we share a common passion for the preservation of our community’s history. He is a really cool guy.
Warren is a friend of many years who came to South Carolina with his husband Jim from Long Island, New York. Their story of love, activism in our state and overcoming great odds to adopt their son Cristopher 18 years ago is an inspiring one in the book. Happy Valentine’s Day to one of my favorite couples!
And Happy Valentine’s Day to all our friends in cyberspace from Pretty and me – let’s love each other everyday.
(photos courtesy of Beth Huntley and Teresa Williams)