Lisa C. Moore, President
Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes work that celebrates the culture of black lesbians and gay men and further promotes understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore has two bachelor’s degrees, in accounting (Louisiana State University) and journalism (Georgia State University), and a master’s in anthropology (University of Texas at Austin). She is conducting research for the Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project, a documentary film by Tiona McClodden honoring the legacy of black lesbian elders. A former editor of Lambda Book Report, Moore has judged numerous literary awards and speaks at conferences, colleges and universities about black gay/lesbian publishing. Moore is board president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for GLBTQ writers of African descent.
Steven G. Fullwood, Vice President
Steven G. Fullwood is the publisher of Vintage Entity Press, and the co-editor (with Charles Stephens) of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call (2014). He is the assistant curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. He founded the In the Life Archive in 1999 to aid in the preservation of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender loving, queer, questioning and In The Life history and culture. Steven is also co-editor of two more anthologies, Think Again (with Colin Robinson) and To Be Left With the Body (with Cheryl Clarke), and the author of Funny. His articles, essays, poems and criticism have appeared in Black Issues Book Review, Lambda Book Report, Vibe, Library Journal, and other publications.
Poetry in The Branches Coordinator and Information Technology Director for Poets House in New York City, Reginald Harris won the 2012 Cave Canem /Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year for 10 Tongues: Poems (2002), his work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and other publications. An Associate Editor for Lambda Literary Foundation’s Lambda Literary Review and member of the National Book Critics Circle, he is currently pretending to work on another manuscript.
Anthony R. G. Hardaway was educated in Mississippi; he has earned an AA and BA in speech and dramatic arts. For the past fifteen years, Hardaway has worked for a privately owned black theater company; in his spare time he travels, educating the black gay village about our history while collecting and seeking out nationally known same-gender loving celebrities in order to connect them to the South. Hardaway works with the International Federation of Black Prides; Fire & Ink, Incorporated; and Brothers United Network of Tennessee.
Steven J. “Lula-Bell” Fields is a multicultural mental health counselor, writer, music/food/arts enthusiast, sexual health educator, mentor, “mother” and a “comprehending vs. reading” spiritual development guide. Born and raised in the Missouri Bootheel, Lula earned a bachelor of general studies with a double minor in psychological services and social work from Southeast Missouri State University, and a master’s of education in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. With over eight years of customer service and community leadership, and more than three years working in HIV-related services, Lula has served as secretary of St. Louis Black Pride, worked in higher education, been “raised as an elder in the gay Black Village,” and established communal healing spaces in both Southeast Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area.