Monday, March 23, 2009

Panel on Wednesday

On Wednesday March 25th at 6:30 PM the NASW-NYC LGBT Committee will host a Career Panel.

The meeting, as always, will take place at the LGBT Center on West 13th Street.

Speakers and topics are as follows:

Annemarie Redelmeier, MBA, LCSW

American Cancer Society Doctoral Grantee

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Annemarie will speak about Social Work Doctoral studies.

Liz Margolies, LCSW

Executive Director National LGBT Cancer Network

Liz will speak about starting a non-profit organization and her experience in private practice.

Christopher Murray, LCSW

Christopher will speak about being in private practice

Polo Jean Louis, MSW

Polo will speak about his experience with a lengthy job search in a difficult market.

Shaun Adams, LMSW

Assistant Program Director The Prince George Hotel/CUCS

Shaun will speak about the job search from and employer’s point of view.

Monday, March 16, 2009

On POZIAM Radio next Sunday

Hey, all! I will be talking about the experience of younger guys who have HIV on POZIAM web radio this Sunday night. Topics will include: where do young poz guys go for support when they find out?, how can they find other guys their age who are poz?, how do they deal with disclosure to friends and family/, how do they negotiate sex and romance?

Listen in Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 9pm EST, or check it out later when you can at: Or call in and share you experience at 347-215-9442.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Diva - At a bookstore near you soon!

I'm terribly excited that my essay on The Marx Brother's comedienne Margaret Dumont is coming out this month! Check it out!

My Diva
65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them
Edited by Michael Montlack

“There is something about these larger-than-life stars that represents our yearnings for vindication, in which we see ourselves transcending the difficulties a gay man faces in this world.” —Edward Field, on Gloria Swanson

From Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross to Queen Elizabeth I, Julia Child, and Princess Leia, divas have been sister, alter ego, fairy godmother, or model for survival to gay men and the closeted boys they once were. And anyone —straight or gay, young or old, male or female —who ever needed a muse, or found one, will see their own longing mirrored here as well.

These witty and poignant short essays explore reasons for diva worship as diverse as the writers themselves. My Diva offers both depth and glamour as it pays tribute with joy, intelligence, and fierce, fierce love.

Michael Montlack is professor of English at Berkeley College in New York City. He has published two chapbooks of poetry, Girls, Girls, Girls and Cover Charge. This book was inspired by his love for Stevie Nicks.

A sampling of contributors and their divas include:

Virginia Woolf by Brian Teare

Margaret Dumont by Christopher Murray

Bessie Smith by Sam J. Miller

Lotta Lenya by David Bergman

Marlene Dietrich by Walter Holland

Grace Paley by Mark Doty
Eartha Kitt by D. A. Powell

Anna Moffo by Wayne Koestenbaum

Rocío Dúrcal by Rigoberto González

Liza Minnelli by Jason Schneiderman

Laura Nyro by Michael Klein

Ricky Lee Jones by Timothy Liu

Margaret Cho by Kenji Oshima

Princess Leia by Christopher Hennessy

For more information regarding publicity and reviews contact our publicity manager, Chris Caldwell, phone: (608) 263-0734, email:

New Groups!

I'm enrolling now for three groups to start at the end of March, 2009.

-A 10-week Life Coaching Workshop I'll co-lead with Jack Bethke (

-A 10-week psychotherapy group for gay men in their 20s and early 30s.

-A 10-week psychotherapy group for gay men in their 20s and early 2-0s living with HIV.

Please contact me via if you are interested or would like more information.

Thank you!