By Christopher Trevor
This booklet is homage to Mr. Townsend and his reminiscence. He was once a pioneer within the early writings of BDSM and leather-based Culture.
Larry Townsend used to be top often called the writer of "The Leatherman's instruction manual" and "The Leatherman's guide 2. the unique used to be released in 1972 by means of Olympia Press. "The Leatherman's instruction manual 2 used to be released ten years later by means of Carlyle Communications. Over the next years Larry wrote over 40 books (novels and anthologies.)
In the early seventies Mr. Townsend validated his personal small press, L.T. courses and less than this imprint released seventy-four huge structure books. those books contained his personal tales and people of alternative proficient writers, together with: Victor Terry, Macbeth and different recognized authors who wrote for those collections lower than pseudonyms.
Although such a lot of Larry's books have been leather-based S/M themed, he additionally wrote a couple of technological know-how fiction tales and ancient items. His paintings seemed in suggestion columns within the magazines "Honcho" and "Bound and Gagged."
Aside from his paintings as a author, Larry was once additionally a well known activist within the homosexual move through the seventies and early eighties. He served as president of H.E.L.P., Inc. and was once founding president of The Hollywood Hills Democratic membership, the 1st homosexual orientated CDC membership in la County. He served at the board of The Whitman Radclyffe origin in the course of a time while the homosexual circulation inside California used to be making its first makes an attempt to provide a united political and philosophical entrance. Mr. Townsend additionally contributed political articles for the previous "Advocate" and "California Scene."
As his publishing actions turned extra time-consuming, Larry was once pressured to withdraw from his such a lot difficult liberation actions, yet by means of that point many new faces have been rising to switch the unique leaders.
This publication is devoted to the reminiscence of "Larry Townsend", October twenty seventh, 1930- July twenty ninth, 2008, a real Leatherman, Pioneer and awesome writer of extreme leather-based tales...
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