My deepest gratitude to Randy Martin and Karen Finley, the genius and creative team leading the arts politics program at New York University-Tisch during my time there. Through their guidance and inspiration I began a body of work that continues to develop, bemuse, and edify.
To my dear and better half, Marty Correia, whose wisdom, love, and self-discipline inspire me every day to be a better person.
To the inimitable Ellie Covan, founder and mistress of Dixon Place who gave The Giles Finding its first public appearance and who remains a resolute friend and critic.
Major thanks and appreciation to all the artists I’ve researched and featured in my series. Without your love and dedication to your work we would have no culture.
Lots of love and appreciation to my mother, Lois Conroy, who instilled stalwart independence.
To my sisters Collen Wagner and Mollyanne Sherman who remain supportive and encouraging in all aspects of my life.
To Flavia Rando and all the Lesbian Lives colleagues at The Lesbian Herstory Archives, without you we are nothing. Thank you!
To those who have passed on yet continue to inspire me:
My father, Edward J. Conroy
My friend, Allan Bérubé
My friend, Michael Klausner
Home page photo credit: Adrianne Koteen