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Bill Konigsberg & Chuck Cahoy

Bill Konigsberg (born November 11) lives just outside Phoenix, AZ, with his longtime partner, Chuck Cahoy. They have an Australian Labradoodle named Mabel, who completes them. She also can jump very high and head a ball like a champion soccer player. In 2005, Konigsberg earned a masters of fine arts in creative writing from Arizona State University. In the three years he wrote three books, taught and met Chuck there, “so it was a good time in my life.” Openly Straight, his last novel, was released in 2013.

Their anniversary is on December 24, 2003. On September 16, 2006, Bill and Chuck had a civil union in Stowe, Vermont. Seven years later, on November 16, 2013, they married.

Bill is now a full-time writer of fiction, which is his dream job. Except when it makes him crazy and impossible to live with, which is about 36 percent of the time.

Before Bill was a fiction writer (and long before he ever referred to himself in the third person), he was a sports writer. As a sports writer and editor for The Associated Press from 2005-08, he covered the New York Mets and his weekly fantasy baseball column appeared in newspapers across the country, from the New York Daily News to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In May of 2001, while working for ESPN.com, he came out on the front page of the website in an article entitled “Sports World Still a Struggle for Gays.” That article won him a GLAAD Media Award the following year.

Since then, he has spoken at numerous venues across the country on what it’s like to be a gay person in the world of sports. He has written for The New York Times, New York Daily News, North Jersey Herald and News and Denver Post, to name a few. His work has also appeared in Out Magazine. In 2011, his coming out was named the #64 moment in gay sports history by the website Outsports.com. His story was included as a chapter in the book “Jocks 2: Coming Out to Play” by Dan Woog.


Bill Konigsberg and Chuck Cahoy married in New York City on November 16, 2013, two months and seven years after their civil union in Stowe, Vermont (September 16, 2006). At the time of their marriage, they were coming up on 10 years together as a couple. Their anniversary is December 24, 2003. Bill is the award-winning author of Out of the Pocket and Openly Straight. Chuck is deputy city attorney for the city of Tempe, Arizona. The couple lives in Chandler, Arizona, with their Australian Labradoodle, Mabel.

Openly Straight won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Young Adult.

Source: http://billkonigsberg.com/about/

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher

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