Elliott DeLine

Elliott DeLine is a transgender writer from Syracuse, New York.

TRANSGENDER FICTION

http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com

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“Though DeLine is only 24, with Refuse and I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, his is already a major contribution to queer literature. Like so many of the classic gay and lesbian novels from the earlier part of the 20th century, these works are sure, years from now, to enjoy wider readership and recognition as pioneering examples of transgender writing. Moreover, DeLine’s well-crafted storytelling and skill at cultivating voice prove that, far from being a niche genre, transgender narratives by transgender authors are a welcome and still underrepresented presence in contemporary fiction today.”

-Kirkus Reviews

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It’s that time again…

I just submitted I Know Very Well How I Got My Name for the 2013 Lambda Literary Awards in the still fairly new and still surprisingly controversial category of Transgender Fiction. If you haven’t read the book yet, you can get an ebook for $2.99 or a paperback for currently $9.99! 

See whether or not you think I deserve to win :-)

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That is some classy typography. 

To give a summary of my history with the Lambda Literary Awards…

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In 2008, 22 year old LaTeisha Green was brutally murdered in Syracuse, NY for being transgender. Her killer was charged with a hate crime and 25 years. Now after only 4, he has gone free. Please help us share LaTeisha&#8217;s story: http://cnyforsolidarity.wordpress.com

Hello new followers!

Thank you for your interest. If you didn’t already know, I am a trans author and I have two books of semi-autobiographical fiction. The first is a novel, Refuse. The second is a novella, I Know Very Well How I Got My Name

You can also get them both as ebooks for Kindle.

  

"Though DeLine is only 24, with Refuse and I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, his is already a major contribution to queer literature. Like so many of the classic gay and lesbian novels from the earlier part of the 20th century, these works are sure, years from now, to enjoy wider readership and recognition as pioneering examples of transgender writing. Moreover, DeLine’s well-crafted storytelling and skill at cultivating voice prove that, far from being a niche genre, transgender narratives by transgender authors are a welcome and still underrepresented presence in contemporary fiction today."

-Kirkus Reviews


In addition to updates I’ll post, you can also check out my tumblr page for: 

-News

-Events

-Interviews

-Other writing

And more. Thanks! 

“Up until now, it seems as if the most pertinent question about transsexuals is whether they subvert the heteronormative gender order. We view transsexuals only as either revolutionaries or traitors…This question renders transsexuals as suspicious subjects whose lives are continuously open to scrutiny and scorn. They are either of service to the greater cause or they betray that cause…This sort of scholarship has fetishized transsexuals as either “gender revolutionaries” or “gender traitors.” It refuses to acknowledge that transsexuals are a heterogeneous group. Some subvert gender or sexuality; some do not. Most combine subversion of and conformity to dominant cultural beliefs about gender, sex, and sexuality …I propose a ban on the question.”

—    Henry Rubin, Self Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Males

Breaking News (this was in my email this morning)

Lateisha Green, a young transwoman living in Syracuse was brutally murdered by Dwight DeLee in November of 2008. Lateisha, presenting as female, was riding in the back seat of a car when the killer, after making numerous remarks about not wanting “faggots around here” grabbed a shot gun, stuck it through the window of the car in which Lateisha was riding and fired, injuring Lateisha’s brother and killing Miss Green. The murder happened in front of numerous witnesses.


DeLee was charged with gun possession, several counts of manslaughter and manslaughter as a hate crime which carries a much longer sentence than mere manslaughter. Killing someone because of their sexual orientation is now a hate crime since the passage of the New York State Hate Crimes Act of 2000. The Hate Crimes Act does not classify crimes against transgender persons to be hate crimes. However, since the killer in this case clearly believed that Lateisha was gay, the prosecution was able to make a case that this murder involved a hate crime.


DeLee was found guilty of the gun possession charge and of manslaughter as a hate crime. Because of the hate crime conviction, his sentence was 25 years. He appealed the verdict as being inconsistent (a technicality dealing with the multiple charges brought and the instructions provided to the jury by the judge).

DeLee has won his appeal, the Fourth Department Appellate Division Court which is located in Rochester NY, with one dissenter, ruled overturned the manslaughter as a hate crime conviction letting stand only the gun possession conviction. We do not know if the prosecutors are going to appeal nor whether DeLee will soon be free. 

We will report the information as it develops but the bottom line here is that a transperson was brutally murdered by a shot gun wielding homophobic, transphobic maniac in front of numerous witnesses and was found guilty as sin by a jury of his peers during a fair trial and yet he may end up with nothing but a gun possession charge. We don’t know for sure what the next legal step is so we need to avoid taking precipitate action until we have all the facts so please, stay tuned.

This is an absolute outrage for our community and shame on us all if we aren’t willing to do something about it.

-Mallory Livingston

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This hasn’t really sank in yet so I’m holding off on commenting. Those of you who don’t know, Syracuse is my hometown. 

 

Disrupting the Narrative

Hey I finally found it! Turns out it was posted over a week ago. Thanks again to Jameson Fitzpatrick for such a flattering review. Check out my books here.

I wish more people would buy my books

I’m drunk. http://elliottdeline.tumblr.com/Books

So I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to share this online but it’s out there in print so…yeah! Hard to believe it’s real. I’m still not sure how these things end up happening for me. I didn’t have to pay either, like I’ve heard about some independent authors doing. Thank you so much to Jameson Fitzpatrick. Seriously, it’s one of if not THE most flattering reviews I’ve received.

Last day! 40% Off and Free Shipping!

Posting this again

So I didn’t sell as many books as I hoped to at the Philly Trans-Health Conference. We had to leave a day early for our march at Syracuse Pride, and I guess most sales happen on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great time—but I’ve got a lot of books lying around now. As some of you know, I am moving out west to the SF Bay area in two weeks with a few thousand dollars and no job (as of yet). Soooo! 

40% off REFUSE & I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY NAME

Free shipping if you buy both

Only available at: http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com/

(USA only, sorry) 

Expires on July 1, 2013 at 11:59pm AST (GMT-4).

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This means $9 for Refuse, $7 for I Know…, $5 for slightly wonky copies of I Know…(just the covers are wonky) and $16 for both, with free shipping! That’s as cheap as they will ever get, trust me. 

Please share widely!  

One week left!

Posting this again

So I didn’t sell as many books as I hoped to at the Philly Trans-Health Conference. We had to leave a day early for our march at Syracuse Pride, and I guess most sales happen on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great time—but I’ve got a lot of books lying around now. As some of you know, I am moving out west to the SF Bay area in two weeks with a few thousand dollars and no job (as of yet). Soooo! 

40% off REFUSE & I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY NAME

Free shipping if you buy both! 

Only available at: http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com/

Expires on July 1, 2013 at 11:59pm AST (GMT-4).

image

This means $9 for Refuse, $7 for I Know…, $5 for slightly wonky copies of I Know…(just the covers are wonky) and $16 for both, with free shipping (if you buy both)! That’s as cheap as they will ever get, trust me. 

Please share widely!  

Posting this again

So I didn’t sell as many books as I hoped to at the Philly Trans-Health Conference. We had to leave a day early for our march at Syracuse Pride, and I guess most sales happen on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great time—but I’ve got a lot of books lying around now. As some of you know, I am moving out west to the SF Bay area in two weeks with a few thousand dollars and no job (as of yet). Soooo! 

40% off REFUSE & I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY NAME

Free shipping if you buy both! 

Only available at: http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com/

Expires on July 1, 2013 at 11:59pm AST (GMT-4).

image

This means $9 for Refuse, $7 for I Know…, $5 for slightly wonky copies of I Know…(just the covers are wonky) and $16 for both, with free shipping (if you buy both)! That’s as cheap as they will ever get, trust me. 

Please share widely!  

Buy a book, save a trans man :-)

So I didn’t sell as many books as I hoped to at the Philly Trans-Health Conference. We had to leave a day early for our march at Syracuse Pride, and I guess most sales happen on Saturday. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great time—but I’ve got a lot of books lying around now. As some of you know, I am moving out west to the SF Bay area in two weeks with a few thousand dollars and no job (as of yet). Soooo! 

40% off REFUSE & I KNOW VERY WELL HOW I GOT MY NAME

Free shipping if you buy both! 

Only available at: http://elliottdeline.bigcartel.com/

Expires on July 1, 2013 at 11:59pm AST (GMT-4).

This means $9 for Refuse, $7 for I Know…, $5 for slightly wonky copies of I Know…(just the covers are wonky) and $16 for both, with free shipping! That’s as cheap as they will ever get, trust me. 

Please share widely!  

From Leslie Feinberg&#8217;s facebook page (photo not mine)

Central New York Pride/s. Syracuse, NY. 6/15/13

That&#8217;s me, saluting in the purple&#8230;the sun was in my eyes. 
This is why, despite it all, I still believe in the people of Syracuse and Central New York. Today was truly moving. I don&#8217;t have the words, but hopefully I will soon and I&#8217;ll write. I&#8217;m currently running on empty (2 hrs of sleep and a long drive home from Philly). Thank you again to everyone who marched with us or cheered us on and to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Philly Trans-Health Conference! My faith in humanity is (momentarily) restored. 
 

Summer Book Readings, Part 2: NYC

My new Original Plumbing blog post is up. 

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