writer  •  editor  •  researcher
Jim Van Buskirk
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Personal Essays

"Gender Changer" in Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians, edited by Tracy Nectoux (Library Juice Press,2011)

"Wish Upon a Star" in White Crane Journal, April 2007

“Beach Blanket Babylon and Me” in Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco (Alyson Publications, 2007)

“Tea for Two” in Best Date Ever: True Stories that Celebrate Gay Relationships (Alyson Publications, 2007)

“At the Museum of Jewish Heritage” in Identity Envy--Wanting to Be Who We’re Not: Creative Nonfiction by Queer Writers (Taylor and Francis, 2007)

“Reversing Vandalism” in Common Ground (May 2004)
reprinted in Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling (Lethe Press, 2006) - find out more about Reversing Vandalism, the art project.

“I’m (Not) Getting Married in the Morning” in I Do, I Don’t: Queers on Marriage (Suspect Thoughts, 2004)

Going Against Gravity” in Common Ground (August 2004)

“Body of Knowledge” in Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Harrington Park Press, 2002)

“Film Fantasy” in Intergenerational Anthology, 2002.

Balls” in Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly

“A Queer Career” in Liberating Minds: The Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Librarians and Their Advocates (McFarland, 1997)

“Holly Golightly, C’est Moi” in The James White Review, Spring 1996, Vol. 13, no. 2