Diane is currently the editor at large for The Advocate, the world's oldest LGBT magazine; editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine, the most widely read magazine for people with HIV; and contributing editor to SheWired.com, Gay.net, and OutTraveler.com. A longtime journalist who has appeared in dozens of publications including The New York Times, Bitch, Us Weekly, Seventeen, Film Threat, Passport, Bust, and Glamour magazine, she was also the co-founder of two women's magazines (Girlfriends and Alice) and the longtime editor in chief of Curve magazine.
Jacob recently sat on the board of Lambda Literary Foundation. He has written for numerous LGBT and feminist publications and, for four years, he penned the nationally syndicated weekly column, TransNation. He later produced and co-hosted the radio show, Gender Blender. His work is included in anthologies including Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power(now in its 2nd edition) and the Lambda award-winning Portland Queer.
Jacob was assigned female at birth and identified as a lesbian for many years before coming out transgender and transitioning to male.
Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall are co-conspirators in life and love. Their memoir, Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders (Bold Strokes Books), is about their 23+-year-relationship, which survived Jacob's gender transition. Their story has been the subject of numerous articles (including in The New York Times) and radio shows (like NPR's Story Corp). The couple also write the Blind Eye Detectives mystery series (Blind Curves, Blind Faith, and the Lambda Literary Award finalist Blind Leap).
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders won a 2014 Rainbow Awards as Best Transgender Non Fiction and Best Transgender Book.
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane & Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (May 13, 2014)
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Imagine if, after fifteen years as a lesbian couple, your partner turned to you and said, “I think I’m really a man.” What would you do? How would you respond? For Diane and Jacob (née Suzy) Anderson-Minshall this isn’t a hypothetical question. It’s what really happened. Eight years later, the couple not only remains together, they still identify as queer, still work in LGBT media, and remain part of the LGBT community. How did their relationship survive a gender transition? The authors explore this question and delve into their relationship to reveal the trials and tribulations they have faced along the way. In doing so, they paint a portrait of love, not only to each other, but to the San Francisco Bay Area, LGBT publishing, and the queer community. Queerly Beloved is a love story that flies in the face of expectations and raises questions about the true nature of identity, sexuality, and love.
More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2014
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