Jeremy Hooper, who founded the blog Good As You in 2005, is one of the freshest and sharpest LGBT writers out there. We can’t count the number of times we’ve
stolen taken tips from G-A-Y.
Now Hooper’s going all retro with a book (how 20th century) that combines personal memoir and broader social commentary to address issues of sexual orientation and equality. Here’s a morsel from the press release for If It’s a Choice, My Zygote Chose Balls: Making Sense of Senseless Controversy:
Hooper leads readers through his own life story, revealing the positive and unnecessarily encumbered aspects of growing up gay in contemporary society. The noted author and activist writes in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious, but always sharply informed style, opening a window into the realities of family rejection and acceptance.
Whether offering direct guidance for would-be straight allies or sharing the inner monologue of a boy who knew who he was long before early adulthood would allow him to own it, Hooper provides a wealth of insight and argument to push the equality conversation forward.
By sharing his highly relatable human journey, Hooper hopes to move us toward the shared, highly achievable goal.
Hey, he had us with the word “balls” in the title.
Hooper says President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage has given the fight for equality “renewed drive and focus” but there’s still a lot of work to be done. “I see these dots in need of connection as a puzzle worth solving, and this book as my latest piece.”