Callen Harty

Callen HartyOriginally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin Callen Harty now lives in Monona, Wisconsin with his life partner, Brian, and many pets. He is the author of the books My Queer Life, a collection of writings on living an authentic life as a gay man, and Empty Playground: A Survivor’s Story, a memoir about surviving child sex abuse. He has written two dozen plays and award-winning monologues. In addition his essays, articles, and poetry have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and online sites. He is also a well-known LGBT rights activist in Wisconsin and an activist and speaker on child sex abuse survival.