Michael Denneny: Feisty Linchpin of Gay Literary Scene

From a Washington Post obit by Harrison Smith headlined “Michael Denneny, a dean of gay publishing, dies at 80”:

Michael Denneny, an affable dean of gay New York publishing, liked to say that he had two separate careers.

In one, he spent three decades — primarily at St. Martin’s Press, working out of a cluttered office in the Flatiron Building — acquiring and editing works of fiction and nonfiction, including Buckminster Fuller’s “Critical Path” (1981), Judith Thurman’s award-winning biography “Isak Dinesen” (1982) and a book version of Ntozake Shange’s theater piece “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” (1977).