Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wyoming Sen. Al Simpson talks about new biography and his longtime support of LGBT rights at "Out West at the Autry" in L.A.

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Al Simpson of Cody will be featured at "Out West at the Autry" Feb. 27 at the Autry in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Some of you may not know this, but Sen. Al is a longtime proponent of LGBT rights. While Wyoming Republican politicians traditional defend individual rights, they don't always declare their support of everyone's rights. But Big Al does this on a regular basis and talks about it in the new authorized biography by Donald Hardy, "Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson." In a Feb. 7 post on the Autry blog, writer Gregory Hinton, who grew up in Cody and just finished a research fellowship at the BBHC, muses on how he found common ground with Sen. Al on the issue of being gay in Wyoming. Read the Autry blog post here. Biographer Hardy also appears at the event. Hinton will act as host for Sen. Al's Feb. 27 presentation. 

2 comments:

Don and Rebecca Hardy said...

One clarification: Shooting From the Lip, the Life of Senator Al Simpson is not an autobiography. It is an authoriszed biography based largely on his 6,000 page private diary, and I am the author. Simpson had no input other than fact checking, and has no financial involvement. As a matter of interest, the mayor of NYC is hosting an event for us, and the book, in March.
Thank you,
Don Hardy

Michael Shay said...

Thanks for the clarification, Don. Duly noted -- and looking forward to reading the book.