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text message yesterday from contributor Pat Patterson made me happy!


“Look what I just found at Strand Bookstore in NYC…”   One of the contributors to Southern Perspectives, Pat Patterson a/k/a Patti O’Furniture, texted this to me yesterday afternoon…followed by “proudly asked the clerk at Strand for your book and … Continue reading

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wonder women – southern style (part II)


A politician/philanthropist from Faith, North Carolina who settled in Charleston; an attorney who moved to Columbia from Key West, Florida; a midlands YWCA executive director from Detroit, Michigan — three women whose different, yet similar, stories were chronicled in Southern … Continue reading

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wonder women – southern style (Part I)


Don’t get me wrong. The men whose stories were included in Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home are just as important as these women I celebrate today, but it is Women’s History Month after all. As I wrote … Continue reading

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on International Women’s Day, I salute Pretty


“I knew I was a lesbian, and I also knew I wouldn’t disguise who I was, because to do so would send the message to my son Drew there was something wrong with it. If I didn’t name it, if … Continue reading

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holy moly – it’s a podcast!


https://libraryvoices.podbean.com/e/sheila-morris-episode-74/ Thanks so very much to Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director for the South Carolina State Library, for inviting me to participate on his podcast – the opportunity was the icing on the cake following the fun panel presentation at the … Continue reading

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book club bonuses


The pub was packed as Pretty and I followed the hostess to a small room in the very back of the Main Street tavern known as O’Hara’s in Lexington, SC. Sounds of busy bartenders slinging ice into cocktail glasses and pulling … Continue reading

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Dimples, Butch, Buttercup, Sissy… Sissy?


Pretty, the great Treasure Hunter, occasionally brings home items that fascinate. One such find this week was two versions of a board game I played as a child growing up in rural Grimes County, Texas. Before the television set took … Continue reading

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USC Upstate – here we come!


The Eighth Biennial Bodies of Knowledge Symposium will be held this week at USC Upstate April 9 – 11. The theme for this year’s symposium is Creating a Better World for LGBTQ people. You gotta love it. Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, … Continue reading

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road trip to Francis Marion University!


What a wonderful reception for Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home at Pride Week at Francis Marion University last night! A group of 30 students plus several faculty members gathered in Lowrimore Auditorium to hear four contributors … Continue reading

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the book tour continues at USC Monday!


Please join us for our event if you are in the area! Books will be sold at the event and contributors will be available for signing books bought there or elsewhere. Stay tuned.

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