Queer Perspectives on Writing & Family

Earlier this week, I took part in an interview/conversation with writer Liana Cusmano (Catch and Release, 2021) about writing, family and Italian heritage. The event was organized by Accenti Magazine, in collaboration with the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW), and with the support of the Canada Council of the Arts via The Writers’ Union of Canada.

You can watch the discussion below.

Queer View Mirror: Thrill Kill Kult’s Sexplosion!

I wrote another essay for Xtra magazine’s Queer View Mirror series, where they look back on important pieces of LGBTQ culture. For this one, I wrote about the Chicago band My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and their 1991 album Sexplosion!

The band was super important to me in my younger years, as I was discovering both my taste in music and men. Read all about it here: The deviant, danceable liberation of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult’s ‘Sexplosion!’

Creative Spaces Doc Now Available to Watch Online

The 2021 documentary I took part in is now available to watch online in its entirety. Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian Canadian, directed by Licia Canton, looks into the intersections of queerness and Italian-Canadian identity, featuring (in addition to myself) writers Luca Cusmano and Steve Galluccio, and University of Sherbooke professor Domenico A. Beneventi.

You can watch the (28-minute) documentary below.