Individual Author Record
Name: St. Sukie de la CroixPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Other Born: 1951 Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author currently resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationSt. Sukie de la Croix is an internationally published journalist, columnist, fiction author, playwright and photographer. His career began in Britain writing articles for the underground and alternative press, until the early 1980s when he turned his attention to LGBT publications. In Britain he wrote for Gay Times, Capital Gay, Vada and the Pink Paper. After moving to the U.S. in 1991, de la Croix became a columnist, reporter, editor and photographer for Outlines, Windy City Times, Clout, Blacklines, En La Vida, Nightlines, Nightspots, Chicago Free Press and Gay Chicago. In the field of creative writing, de la Croix has published dozens of short stories and poems in anthologies and magazines, and two of his dance plays – “A White Light in God’s Choir” and “Two Week’s in a Bus Shelter with an Iguana” ¬– have been produced in Chicago by the Innervation Dance Cooperative. In his capacity as a historian, de la Croix has researched and written dozens of articles about Chicago’s gay history, scripted and acted as tour guide on the Chicago Neighborhood tours gay history bus, and wrote a 10-week series on Chicago’s GLBT history for the Chicago Tribune.
- Chicago Wispers, University of Wisconsin Press, 2012
Titles At Your Library
Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall
ISBN: 0299286940 University of Wisconsin Press. 2012
Chicago Whispers illuminates a colorful and vibrant record of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people who lived and loved in Chicago from the city’s beginnings in the 1670s as a fur-trading post to the end of the 1960s. Journalist St. Sukie de la Croix, drawing on years of archival research and personal interviews, reclaims Chicago’s LGBT past that had been forgotten, suppressed, or overlooked.