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Patricia Nell Warren Has Died

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She was the author of the very popular novel, The Front Runner, about a gay Olympic candidate. It was really f=good- I read it twice. Talk was it would become a movie, but that never happened.

According to SF's Bay Area Reporter, Ms. Warren died last month at the age of 82 following a multitude of health problems.images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVtGTYHdVgYk_Vm9igCXs

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I was about 15/16 when I ran across The Front Runner  on one of those wire spinner display racks at a local store.  Just thumbing through the paperbacks, probably looking to see what SF was on offer.

 

When I realized what I was reading, it electrified me right down to my toes. I had no clue gay themed novels were even a thing, much less soft core porn (not that it was soft core to me! ).

God bless whatever sorting clerk at the distributor who accidently stuck a gay novel into the assortment shipped to that store. It was one of those events that helped me understand that the wider world was not necessarily just my local Bible soaked reality writ large.

Maybe not exactly like Oz moving to NYC, but still eye opening.

 

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