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Louie Crew

Dr. Louie Crew, 75, is an Alabama native and an emeritus professor at Rutgers. He lives in East Orange, NJ, with Ernest Clay, his husband of 38 years.

As of today, editors have published 2,194 of Dr. Crew's poems and essays. He has written four poetry volumes Sunspots (Lotus Press, Detroit, 1976) Midnight Lessons (Samisdat, 1987), Lutibelle's Pew (Dragon Disks, 1990), and Queers! for Christ's Sake! (Dragon Disks, 2003).  You can follow his work at http://rci.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/pubs.html

Dr. Crew wrote the first openly gay materials ever published in Change MagazineChristianity & CrisisChronicle of   Higher Education,The Churchman, Fellowship Magazine, The Living Church, Metanoia, and Southern Exposure.   He has been editor of special LGBTQ issues of College English, and Margins. He serves on the editorial board ofJournal of  Homosexuality (1978-83; 89--).

A Wikipedia article can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Crew. 

The University of Michigan collects Dr. Crew’s papers.

In 1974 Dr. Crew founded Integrity, an international organization of LGBTQ Anglicans.  In 1976 he and Julia Penelope organized the LGBTQ caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English.  In addition to his Ph.D. (Alabama, 1971), he holds honorary doctorates from three Episcopal seminaries:  EDS (DD, 1999), GTS (DD, 2003) and CDSP (DHL, 2004).

Bishop Spong awarded Dr Crew the Bishops Cross, the highest honor he bestowed in the diocese:http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/bishopscross.html