Carol Queen is a journalist, speaker, and activist who organized one of the first gay youth clubs in America. Bi any Other Name, Leatherwoman, and Bisexual Women Speak Out are among the anthologies that Queen's work has appeared in. She is a columnist for the East Bay Express, and her articles can also be read in such magazines as Penthouse, On Our Backs, and Libido. Queen's books include Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of a Sex-Positive Culture, The Leather Daddy, and the Femme.
A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTQI community, transexual author and performance artist,Kate Bornstein, offers a pivotal critique of the gender binary that has become a staple in the study of Gender and Sexuality. Kate currently lives with her partner Barbara Carrellas in Spanish Harlem, New York City.
Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist who has published over 70 books in many genres, including four anthologies for Arsenal Pulp Press, all co-edited with Richard Labonte: The Future is Queer (2006), the Lambda Award-winning First Person Queer (2007), its sequel Second Person Queer (2009), and I Like It Like That (2009). His other books include Lambda winner PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen), The Drag Queen of Elfland, The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica, and Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism. Formerly of New York, he has lived in Madrid, Spain since 1999.Follow Lawrence Schimel on Twitter