Tony Valenzuela is a longtime community activist and writer whose work has focused on LGBT civil rights, sexual liberation and gay men's health. He wrote, produced and performed his acclaimed one-man show, "The (Bad) Boy Next Door." He is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program of the California Institute of the Arts. Currently he is Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation.
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