Bo Young is the publisher and editorial director of White Crane Journal,
the Journal of Gay Spirit, Wisdom and Culture.
Formerly the poetry editor and associate editor for White Crane
Journal, Bo was food editor for RFD, where his column "Communions"
appeared quarterly. As biographer of Clyde Hall, Bo has traveled
extensively with this Shoshone Two-Spirit medicine elder among Native
American communities of North America, living on reservation, and participating
in numerous ceremonies including the Naraya (Ghost Dance) and sacred pipe bundle
ceremonies with the Blackfeet. After years of study with Harry Hay and John
Burnside, he and a circle of co-facilitators offer Harry's Circle of Loving
Companions workshop based in Harry’s theories and ideas. His work has also taken
him to the Peru to work with native shamans in the Amazon.
With Dan Vera, he is a founding director of White Crane Institute. White
Crane Institute promotes the study of the role of unconventional or queer
sexualities and gender orientations in the evolution, psychology, sociology, and
practice of spirituality, ritual, and religion.
White Crane Institute’s goal is to foster the gathering and dissemination of
information about the critical role sexuality and gender have played and
continue to play in the development of cultural, spiritual and religious
traditions and to provide a nurturing environment for the continuation and
expansion of those explorations for the greater good of all society.
In addition to his contributions to and work with White Crane
Journal, his writings have appeared in Fine Cooking magazine,
RFD, POZ Magazine, the Village Voice, the Los
Angeles Times, and the Palm Springs Sun. He is the author of a
book of poetry, First Touch (White Crane Press, 1998).
Originally from Chicago, via San Francisco, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and
Connecticut, Bo now lives in Brooklyn with his fere, William Foote.
(This biographical statement provided by Bo Young.)