Author Archives: Avery Cassell

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.

The Desperate Dilettante

I’m creative, but often feel like a dilettante. I can paint, write fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, draw comics, and sew…but so fucking what! Am I actually fabulous at any of these skills, or is making art just a sweet self-indulgence? … Continue reading

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Our LGBT Forebearers in WWII

The two questions I’ve encountered most when talking about Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII are whether it was difficult to find LGBT folks to write about in the 1920s to the 1940s and were they all closeted? … Continue reading

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Laura Antoniou Reading the Foreword

  The talented firebrand and author Laura Antoniou wrote the passionately fiery foreword to our new release, Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII… and here she is reading it. Laura says, “This is no children’s book – it’s a rather sober … Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Gay for the Holidays!

In the month of December, my true love gave to me…one bunch of butches, a group of gay resistors, dyke demonstrators, a tank of transgender activists, and a boatload of bisexuals! All for me!!! Buy at Stacked Deck Press. $5 flat … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Raining in San Francisco

I’ve finally finished writing Resistance: The LGBT Fight Against Fascism in WWII; long mornings of waking up, showering, dressing, making an iced latte, then sitting down at 6:30 am to research and write about WWII for a couple of hours … Continue reading

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