|born on||8 February 1955 at 12:22 (= 12:22 PM )|
|Place||Seattle, Washington, 47n36, 122w20|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°18' 11°30 Asc. 20°01'|
American writer, educator and gay activist. Born in Seattle to a chemistry professor father and pharmacist mother, Will Roscoe was raised in western Montana where he says "sky, mountains, and streams inspired me to be a dreamer."
He came out as gay in 1975, becoming active in the Gay movement and helping to establish Lambda, the first Gay/Lesbian organization in Montana. In 1976 he served as an intern at the National Gay Task Force and next year spearheaded the formation of the Oregon Gay Alliance, a statewide coalition of Gay/Lesbian groups. In 1978, he completed an internship at the Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley, where he coordinated a successful campaign to win United Way funding. His was the first Lesbian/Gay social service agency to do so.
In 1979, Roscoe attended the first Radical Faerie gathering in Arizona, meeting the movement's gay guru Harry Hay, and helping found Nomenus, a gay retreat still operating in Southern Oregon. In 1980, with other local artists he organized "Mainstream Exiles: a Lesbian and Gay Men’s Cultural Festival" and co-published and co-edited "Vortex: A Journal of New Vision" 1980-82, with his partner Bradley Rose. In 1984, he became Project Coordinator for the Gay American Indians History Project and edited "Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology."
Roscoe’s research on the Native American berdache or two-spirit tradition has appeared in numerous journals and publications. His book, "The Zuni Man-Woman" 1991, received the Margaret Mead Award of the American Anthropological Association and a Lambda Literary Award. He has since published "Queer Spirits: A Gay Men’s Myth Book" 1995 and edited "Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder" 1996, by Harry Hay. He is also co-editor of "Islamic Homosexualities" 1996; "Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities" 1998; and "Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America" 1998, which is a comprehensive study of the lives and cultures of "two-spirit people."
Roscoe holds a 1991 Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has taught Anthropology, Native American Studies, and American Studies at UC/Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, UC/Berkeley, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Dominican College. From 1991-1995 he was an affiliated scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University, and he is now adjunct faculty for the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
- Misc. : Released from waiting 1975 (Realized sexual preferences, "came-out")
- Work : New Career 1976 (Intern at the National Gay Task Force)
- Social : End a program of study 1978 (Completed internship Pacific Center for Human Growth)
- Relationship : Meet a significant person 1979 (Met Harry Hay)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1980 (Organized "Mainstream Exiles")
- Work : New Job 1984 (Project coordinator)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 (Book released)
- Work : Prize 1991 (Margaret Mead Award)
- Social : End a program of study 1991 (Received his Ph.D.)
- Work : New Job 1991 (Affiliated scholar, Stanford University, four years)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Book released)
- Work : New Job 1996 (Co-editor "Islamic Homosexualities")
Sy Scholfield quotes fellow astrologer Rollan McCleary from Roscoe
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Formed numerous gay organizations)
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Adjunct faculty, scholar)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Gay activist)
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Homosexuality)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Margaret Mead Award)