Jesse Monteagudo

Jesse Monteagudo

At a Glance:

Jesse Monteagudo has been a Project Contributor since August 2008, has written 123 entries and currently lives in Plantation, FL.


Jesse Monteagudo is a gay author and activist who has lived in South Florida since the mid-1960s.

His career as a gay activist dates back to 1976-77 when he was a foot soldier in the Dade County Coalition for Human Rights' war against Anita Bryant and Save Our Children. He helped found Latinos for Human Rights in 1977 and served as it’s first president.. He has since served on the boards of a variety of GLBT organizations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and was president of the Stonewall Library and Archives, Congregation Etz Chaim, and Saber M.C.

For over thirty years, Jesse Monteagudo has contributed extensively to both the GLBT and mainstream press. He is considered an authority on gay literature, having written an LGBT book column for various publications. His essays and short stories have been published in over thirty fiction and non-fiction anthologies.

Jesse Monteagudo and his life partner, Michael Greenspan, have been together for more than 27 years. He lives in Plantation, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Jesse is an avid book collector, specializing in gay fiction and non-fiction. He also enjoys all forms of music - jazz, R&B, country, Latin - as well as movies, theater, travel, politics and the company of like-minded individuals.

Jesse Monteagudo: Recently Filed

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The Return of the Wilton Manor Exiles

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

According to the Bible, the Children of Israel wandered for forty years before they reached their Promised Land. Read More


Celebrities Coming Out: No Big Deal?

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 06, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

I am old enough to remember when being gay was a Big Deal.Read More


Nude Beach Etiquette 101

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | June 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Have a good time, but remember: "sex on the beach" should only be a drink.Read More

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Godwin's Universal Law

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

There are many ways that we can express our opposition or contempt for someone without resorting to the N-bomb.Read More

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Florida Great Outdoors: The Spirit of Adventure

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Florida is an outdoors paradise. The Sunshine State's subtropical climate, lush vegetation, exotic wildlife, and diverse bodies of water (both fresh and salty) makes it a great place for outdoor activities. Read More