Jesse Monteagudo

Jesse Monteagudo


At a Glance:

Jesse Monteagudo has been a Project Contributor since August 2008, has written 126 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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Conversation with Johnny Diaz: Two Cubans Talking

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 02, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

Gay Cuban-American novelist Johnny Diaz has just released his fifth novel, "Looking for Providence," and is now working on his next book.Read More


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A First-Timer's Experience at NakedFest

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Earlier this month I attended a Gay Naturists International event for the first time. I had a blast!Read More


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We Must Keep Up the Fight After Marriage Equality

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 31, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Many in the LGBT community mistakenly think that once marriage equality has achieved, we will no longer need to fight for our rights. Nothing could be further from the truth.Read More


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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


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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