5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 14

1. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the first LGBT rights expert with the United Nations, announced his resignation this week. 2. Following a devastating earthquake in Mexico on Sept. 10, it's the women and muxes (a third...
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T Cooper, Amy Ray and Scott Turner Schofield reunite for Charis fundraiser

Charis benefit

“Real Man Adventures” by T Cooper is not a memoir. Really.

“It’s not a memoir! I swear!” Cooper states in an email interview.

His book “Real Man Adventures” (McSweeney’s, $23) includes stories about his life, but is so much more. Besides, Cooper stresses, he’s only 40 and that hardly qualifies him to write a memoir.

“There’s a part of the book where I say that the book is ‘a meditation on masculinity with some autobiographical elements’ — and that’s completely true. I mean, it’s a collage: there’s a bunch of interviews in there, conversations, straight journalism, artwork, a couple poems, letters and some essays,” he says.