Bill Lipsky received his doctorate in history from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles; a Curriculum Specialist with the Graduate School of Education, UCLA; and a program developer and facilitator for Visa, Citicorp, MCI, Wells Fargo, and the City and County of San Francisco, specializing in employee and management skills development. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently Gay and Lesbian San Francisco (2006), and his articles have been published in Review of Politics, Educational Leadership, Curriculum Review, the Bay Area Reporter, and other publications. He created Snapshot: LGBT History of San Francisco for the Human Rights Campaign and GLBT San Francisco: Castro, a historic sites map, for the GLBT Historical Society. He lives in San Francisco with his husband of 40 years and with Langston Chews and Miss Scarlett O’Hairball (who will never be hungry again). He collects LGBT historic photographs, Edward Gorey first editions, Scrooge McDuckiana, and American world’s fair memorabilia. He writes a monthly column, “Faces from Our LGBT Past,” for in the San Francisco Bay Times.