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Andrew Frist & Tom Dolby

Tom Dolby (born January 17, 1975) is an American novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. He is the author of the best-selling novel The Trouble Boy (2004), The Sixth Form (2008), and the Secret Society books, including Secret Society (2009) and The Trust: A Secret Society Novel (2011). He was also the co-editor of Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (2007). He currently lives in Manhattan and Wainscott, New York. In June 2008, his engagement to Andrew Frist was announced. Dolby and Frist were legally married in Connecticut in April 2009, and celebrated their union with a wedding ceremony and reception for family and friends in Sonoma, California in September 2009. The couple met through social media in 2006: the romance began on Friendster, when Drew sent Tom a smiley face. Dolby and Frist were involved in an appeal that raised over $150,000 towards efforts to promote the legalization of same-sex marriage in California. On October 19, 2010, they adopted two daughters, Julia and Violet.

Tom Dolby's debut novel, The Trouble Boy, concerns a young gay freelance writer in Manhattan. It was followed by the boarding school novel The Sixth Form (2008), set in an elite Massachusetts prep school. Dolby's first young adult novel, Secret Society, was published by Katherine Tegen Books at HarperCollins in October 2009. Its followup, The Trust: A Secret Society Novel, was released in February 2011.

He was also the co-editor, with the novelist Melissa de la Cruz, of the personal essay anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men (2007), featuring works by Armistead Maupin, Ayelet Waldman, Andrew Solomon, Cindy Chupack, Simon Doonan, Gigi Levangie Grazer, David Ebershoff, and others. A reality television show inspired by the anthology, entitled Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys aired on the Sundance Channel in 2010 and 2011. Dolby and de la Cruz served as Consulting Producers.


@Patrick McMullan/Courtesy of Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist. Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist (©15)
Tom Dolby is an American novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. He is the author of the best-selling novel The Trouble Boy (2004), The Sixth Form (2008), and the Secret Society books, including Secret Society (2009) and The Trust: A Secret Society Novel (2011). Dolby and Andrew Frist were legally married in Connecticut in April 2009, and celebrated their union with family and friends in Sonoma, California in September 2009. On October 19, 2010, they adopted two daughters, Julia and Violet.



Courtesy of Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist. Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist (©15)


Courtesy of Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist. Tom Dolby and Andrew Frist (©15)



In 2012, Dolby wrote and co-directed (with Tom Williams) the film Last Weekend, starring Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, Joseph Cross, Rutina Wesley, Fran Kranz, Jayma Mays, Chris Mulkey, Judith Light, and Mary Kay Place. The film was produced by Mark Johnson and Mike S. Ryan.

Dolby's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Out. A personal essay of his appears in the anthology From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up (2006). He was a 2005 and 2010 Library Laureate for the San Francisco Public Library, and was one of Instinct magazine’s Leading Men of 2004.

In 2013, Dolby began investing in and developing a slate of film and television projects through his production company, Water's End Productions.

Dolby was born in London, England and raised in San Francisco, California, and is a graduate of The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. He is the son of American businessman and engineer Ray Dolby and NARAL Pro-Choice America activist and fundraiser Dagmar Dolby.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Dolby & www.scooterny.com/2012/05/16/boys-who-like-boys-and-raise-girls/

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
CreateSpace Store: https://www.createspace.com/4910282
Amazon (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500563323/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZG0VHY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20

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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