Foreword Reviews

Gay Pioneers

How Drummer Magazine Shaped Gay Popular Culture 1965-1999

2017 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, LGBT (Adult Nonfiction)
2017 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Popular Culture (Adult Nonfiction)

Drummer as a first draft of gay history read by millions 1975-1999 helped create the very post-Stonewall culture and gender identities it reported on, including Robert Mapplethorpe. Pioneers is an eyewitness Origin Story. Boots-on-the-ground fact-checked research. Investigative journalism. Interviews: Authentic women’s/men’s voices. Only its founding San Francisco editor could write this fascinating backstage story of who did what with whom when and why during the 20th-century culture wars.