In this chapter, the author describes his realtionship with a sexual health nurse.
Hugh Ryan’s first book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, won a 2020 New York City Book Award, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice in 2019, and was a finalist for a Randy Shilts Award and a Lambda Literary Award. His next book, The Prison on Christopher Street, explores NYC’s Women’s House of Detention and the queer case for prison abolition. He was honored with the 2019–20 Allan Bérubé Prize from the American Historical Association. He is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars and is represented by Robert Guinsler.