JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
DeVaughn Lilly, author of Memoirs of the Homosexual President (Told by the First Lady)
(Young Revolutionary Publishing)
At its core, “Memoirs of the Homosexual President” is a love story. This tale takes you into the well kept life of a sophisticated southern belle named Birdy as she recounts a life with the man she loved and the man he loved – who coincidentally happens to be her best friend.
Their love was not only unorthodox and unheard of, it is also unusual in that it was between a master and one of his dear slaves. For fifty years, she watches through scorned eyes as her husband and her dearest friend embark on this secretive, shrouded existence.
They all find success through politics as their affair is carried from their home town of Savannah, Georgia, all the way to the Capitol City and into the grand White house.
This gentleman was plagued his entire life by America’s misgivings, slavery as his pursuit of justice. Freedom is what drives him to the highest office in the land, all while his peculiar love life ensures his premature demise.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Memoirs of the Homosexual President”?
DeVaughn M. Lilly: My inspiration for “Memoirs of the Homosexual President” came from my love of storytelling and also my love of politics. I was inspired to write a love story, one which I had never heard the likes of before. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… DeVaughn Lilly, author of Memoirs of the Homosexual President (Told by the First Lady)