writer. historian. archivist. biographer. producer

A Los Angeles based writer, Mary Ann Cherry has a diverse background in network and syndicated television and independent documentary films. She has worked with non-profit organizations, most recently the historical archive for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. She enjoys a second career as a specialized yoga therapist.

I work for myself, which is fun. Except when I call in sick, I know I’m lying.

~ Rita Rudner

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It was the 70s. Most closet doors were locked and nailed shut. Not this group. They risked everything because they had nothing left to lose.

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How did the gay movement, which began as a sedate group of intellectuals, become what is arguably the most dynamic civil rights crusade in America?

How did a deviant and marginalized fraction of society evolve into powerful, effective, and respected leaders?

The short answer: Morris Kight.

A self-aggrandizing, egotistical among powerful egos, Kight’s style of organizing and activism showed the power of the gay community and gay dollars.

2020 book cover | Process Media (an imprint of Feral House) | photo by Henning von Berg

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