Diane and Jacob's interview with Windy City Times made the cover of the paper. The extended version is available online. In the extensive interview, we talk about the historical relevance of Queerly Beloved, why marriage equality is a trans issue, the good bad and ugly about identity politics, what we worried about revealing, what didn't make it into the memoir, how we met--and whether it was love at first sight, our current feelings about having kids and more!
Windy City Times: Why is Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders so important at this time in our nation's history?
Obviously, this was a huge year for marriage equality in this country. We've got 17 states and jurisdictions [that] have legalized same-sex marriage. We've reached a tipping point for marriage equality with the Supreme Court in both DOMA and the Edie Windsor case. We've seen a moment, just as the country did in the 1967 landmark case Loving v. Virginia, that overturned bans against interracial marriage. Now we've reached the tipping point on same-sex marriage....Read More.