On Thursday, July 26, 2012 (yep, over a year ago), I was asked to sit on a panel discussing the effect of technology on queer sexuality at the GLBT History Museum, located in the Castro.
The other panelists included historian Martin Meeker, author of Contacts Desired: Gay and Lesbian Community and Communications, 1940s-1970s and queer theorist Juana Maria Rodriguez, associate professor of gender and women’s studies at Berkeley and author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces.
Watch the video below to get some highlights from the panel. I apologize for the bad quality sound, we didn’t have microphones. At the 3:48 mark I started talking about the fictional technology in the novelization of Confessions of a Boy Toy.
At the time, The Bay Area Reporter summarized my reading:
Raymundo also read from his upcoming novel titled Confessions of a Boy Toy, in which a forebodingly-titled biotech app called Stalkr replaces Grindr, and in which physical connections are often limited to a handshake that grades the romantic chemistry between two people.