Jesse Monteagudo

Jesse Monteagudo


At a Glance:

Jesse Monteagudo has been a Project Contributor since August 2008, has written 137 entries and currently lives in Plantation, FL.

Bio

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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LGBTV: Television's Future Is Now

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 27, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Compared to a decade ago, television shows centering around LGBT lives are few and far between. But LGBT characters are more visible on our television screens than ever before.Read More


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The Road to Havana

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

When President Obama announced his Cuban initiative in December, Cuban Americans in my parents' generation screamed bloody murder. But Obama is right: our frosty relationship with Cuba is a relic of the Cold War that needs to be overhauled.Read More


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The Incredible Dolly Parton

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | January 24, 2015 | 1:00 PM | comments

Of all musical genres, country music is the one that seems most willing to accommodate female stars.Read More


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Bush 45? No Way.

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | January 08, 2015 | 11:30 AM | comments

Many have interpreted Jeb Bush's latest statement about marriage equality to mean that he's a "moderate" on social issues. In fact, his views have not changed at all.Read More


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Book of the Year: Jesse's Pick

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | December 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Affluent, mostly-white men dominate gay life and gay literature, as witnessed by the expensive circuit parties and fundraisers that dominate our social life. But they don't dominate this book.Read More