10 Years Ago Today…

… I put on a dark green leather jacket and my favorite pair of trousers and, with a copy of The Sun Also Rises in my bookbag, I went to my friend Peter Dee’s apartment where he was hosting a monthly reading group I’d started with a friend a few years before.

Unbeknownst to me, Peter had invited this actor who’d been living upstate who’d recently moved to NY with the intention of working at a repertory theatre and exploring his gender stuff.

The rest, as they say, is history.

(Happy Anniversary, beautiful!)

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. Congratulations, and many more, from a T person who was fortunate enough to find a partner. To you ladies who love us, we cannot thank you enough.

  2. You too, babe. ‘Tis been the best 10 years of my life, bar none.


  3. Happy Anniversary you two! May you have many more happy years!

  4. Being a literary sort of person is always a good thing.
    Happy happy, joy joy to you both.

  5. as it turns out, i’m taking a train upstate to where betty is dog-sitting, so we *will* get to be together for the actual date of it.

    thank you all for your well wishes. i figure we get to celebrate all week – the 16th is the anniversary of our first date, the 18th the anniversary of our 2nd date… i think the 21st was our 3rd… ha. why not?

  6. And Happy Anniversary from me and my Sweety too! We both read you pretty much every day. Wishing both of you all the best, and fun in whatever the future holds for us.

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