The Life of Lou Project

I’m happy to share a project I’ve been working on over the course of the past couple months, all dedicated to Louis Sullivan. Lou was one of the most important figures in transgender history, and his activist work is why we separate gender identity and sexual orientation today. He’s also one of my personal heroes.

The Life of Lou Project aims to trace his life from birth to death, and collect all of his published writings. Future goals include creating a geographical and relationship map based on his letters and postcards, transcribing key diary entries, and keeping an archive of all the newsletters for FTM International, the support group Lou founded.

For now, I have collected his works from Metamorphosis Magazine and GPU News, as well as two of the three editions of Information for the Female-to-Male Crossdresser and Transsexual. I also have made a timeline of his early life, with timelines for his transition and later life oncoming.

This project was initially a semester-long assignment for a class I’m taking, but I intend on working on this for the long term. Please give it a look!

Exciting News!

Oh wow, this update has been a long time coming. Rest assured that I haven’t forgotten this website; the Art page has gotten a load of new pieces for your viewing pleasure, and I have also made additional (minor) edits to the About page.

But more importantly–and far more excitingly–I’m delighted and honored to announce that my short story, “Rovers,” will be published in the upcoming book Trans-Galactic Bike Ride, edited by Lydia Rogue and published by Elly Blue Publishing. The next step will be to Kickstart the book, though the team will also respect and support Kickstarter United’s ongoing fight, too. There will be more information on that later! For now, here’s the cover of the book–it looks awesome. And here’s a little about “Rovers,” as well:

“Rovers” follows Fetch, a courier in a post-apocalyptic world. In his dangerous but critical job, he rides lonely roads between Communities, avoiding hyperstorms, raiders, and the mutants that stalk the night. He sticks to himself, preferring the solitude to biking for days with someone who doesn’t get him. Then, while out on a job, he meets Den–an injured man in need of a lift to the scaffolds of civilization. Fetch hates cliches, but he soon realizes that meeting Den will change his life forever.

Once the Kickstarter launches, I’ll publish an excerpt from “Rovers” for y’all to check out.

As always, thank you for checking in, and take care!

– Marc