The San Francisco Chronicle reported Jan. 23 about a new anthology out of that city that looks at life with disabilities. The writing of John Killacky, paralyzed from the neck down after a simple surgery, is among 33 stories in the book Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories. Killacky edited the book with San Francisco writer Bob Guter.
The pair hopes the book creates a sense of community for disabled gay men and bridges the divide between them and the non-disabled, the Chornicle reported. 'When you encourage people to be candid, all they have to do is tell their stories, and it becomes political, in the deepest sense,' said Guter, 58. 'We're not talking partisan political—we're talking human politics.'
The Chronicle said the writing is by turns 'startling, funny and sexy. They examine issues of being invisible in society, of fitting into a community that prizes the body beautiful ... and of living in a world not fully designed for disabled access.'
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