January 21st, 2015

andrew potter

Ron Lambe (born January 21, 1936)

Ron Lambe was born January 21, 1936. He currently lives in Ashville, North Carolina. Before that he was in San Francisco in the '80s.

Simply titled “Celebrating Gay Spirit Visions,” the first fall conference of the Radical Faeries in 1990 was inspired by a tradition of gay men’s gatherings held from 1978 through 1989 at Running Water, a farm and retreat center in the mountains of North Carolina.

In 1978, Running Water owner Mikel Wilson invited a men’s caucus from the Southeastern Conference for Lesbian and Gay Men to meet at his mountain homestead, hoping such a gathering would encourage discussion and exploration of spirituality and alternative gay male identities.

John Jones, Rocco Patt, Peter Kendrick, and Ron Lambe purchased Running Water from Mikel Wilson in 1979, desiring to live and develop an intentional community there. They incorporated as Stepping Stone, a legal entity holding the title to Running Water. Soon, twice-yearly gatherings were scheduled and Running Water became one of the sanctuaries of the Radical Faerie movement. RFD, A Country Journal for Gay Men Everywhere was published at Running Water from 1980 to 1988. But by 1989, development around Running Water made large events there impossible and the land was sold.

Running Water was gone, but fortunately Stepping Stone wanted to sponsor an alternative event. Former Running Water dwellers Peter Kendrick, Ron Lambe and Raven Wolfdancer, all Radical Faerie veterans, hoped to keep the energy of earlier gatherings alive. But they also wanted to refocus and create a less anarchic, more structured event accessible to gay and bisexual men of all spiritual paths. A new location had to be identified as well. The Mountain, an affirming Unitarian Universalist affiliated retreat center outside Highlands, North Carolina, welcomed them after several southeastern conference centers refused to accommodate a gay event.

left to right: Steve Greer, Franklin Abbott, Andrew Ramer, Ron Lambe, John Burnside, Harry Hay, Crazy Owl

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Source: http://www.gayspiritvisions.org/who_we_are/history.html

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Blog Tour: Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott

Wild and Precious by CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 31, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: Wild and Precious

Aspiring writer Brent Granger has good friends and a great job at an arts magazine in DC, but he’s batting zero in the arena of love. Brent begins to get a clue why things aren’t working with women from his strong attraction to his gorgeous, gay, and already attached boss, Graham Stoneford. When he sees a personal ad from a man that quotes his favorite poet, Brent decides to do something wild and answer.
Enter Cody Bellstrom, easygoing bisexual musician, who is happy to initiate Brent in the ways of gay sex. Brent now has a new problem: he realizes he’s gay and no one in his life knows it. Cody tires of hiding their relationship, but Brent finds it challenging to come out to family, friends, and especially to Graham. In the end, Brent must confront the truth of where – and with whom – his heart lies.

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Author Bio: After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn't looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of gay equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories.
In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.

Where to find the author: CJane at cjaneelliott@gmail.com. Her website is http://www.cjaneelliott.com. Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJaneElliott and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjane.elliott

Tour Dates: December 31, 2014 – January
Tour Stops: 31-Dec Love Bytes
1-Jan Molly Lolly
2-Jan Velvet Panic
5-Jan Amanda C. Stone
6-Jan Dawn’s Reading Nook, Inked Rainbow Reads
7-Jan Parker Williams
8-Jan MM Good Book Reviews
9-Jan Smoocher’s Voice
12-Jan Prism Book Alliance
13-Jan Hearts on Fire, Cathy Brockman Romances
14-Jan Bayou Book Junkie
15-Jan Cate Ashwood
16-Jan Book Suburbia
19-Jan My Fiction Nook
20-Jan BFD Book Blog
21-Jan Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Butterfly-O-Meter

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