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3/10/16: The Boston Globe: She's So Excited to Meet Ruth Pointer
Closer Magaine, Issue: February 22, 2015
2/13/16: Examiner.com: Pointer Sister launches book tour in Phoenix
See SOULTRACKS' review of "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister"
The Arizona Republic: Ruth Pointer Bares All In New Autobiography
FADER Magazine: Why Everyone In Music Should Read Ruth Pointer's Autobiography
Soultrain.com: Q&A with Ruth Pointer
Ruth stops by KTLA's Morning News to talk about "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" (Triumph Books)
2/18/16: Ruth talks with Wendy Williams about her new memoir "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister"
2/17/16: Good Day New York
2/17/16: Ruth Pointer on New Memoir & Music #NewYorkLivetv
Ruth has been very busy this week promoting her new memoir "Still So Excited!: My LIfe As A Pointer Sister". Check out the links below and listen to Ruth talk about her amazing journey!
Here are just a few of the many interviews Ruth has done this week:
LISTEN to ABConline - Australia
LISTEN to BlackAmericaWeb.com
LISTEN to iHeartRadio 102.9
LISTEN to The Big Wake Up Call with Ryan Gatenby
"So Excited" A Conversation with Ruth Pointer with VIP reception. See ASU Magazine for NEW interview and admission details.
In this excerpt from Ruth Pointer's "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister", Ruth talks about singer-songwriter Sylvester and the gay community. Official release date: February 1, 2016. Hardcover now available, Kiindle available on 2/1/16.
Sylvester James, Jr. was the first openly gay man I ever met and we clicked from the get-go. I loved his gospel-falsetto voice, and besides, I was a born sucker for a finger-snapping man in drag.
The man who would be crowned “The Queen of Disco” wore sequined hotpants and a mess of wildly patterned scarves and bling. When Sylvester performed, anything went. One time my sisters backed him at a show in a Castro District warehouse where live chickens roamed the stage, a man jumped through a flaming hoop and male and female streakers ran up and down the aisles. It was quite the spectacle.
It was through my friendship with Sylvester that I got to see and experience the gay community up close and meet a lot of sweet, tender human beings who’d been cut off from their families and society in general.
One in particular went by the name of Pristine Condition, who was a member of the San Francisco psychedelic theatre troupe called The Cockettes. He loved us to death. Thank God it’s better today, but I still see a lot of that and it bothers me no end.
It’s no secret the gay community has always rallied around and supported The Pointer Sisters, and they are, by God, family to us. The Good Lord loves all His children and created us all equal. As a Christian I think it’s flat-out wrong to condemn homosexuals, most of whom are just as moral and decent as you and me. It especially nauseates me when I hear that tired old raggedy-ass line, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin.” It’s hypocritical and an ugly part of organized religion I don’t like and can’t abide by at all. God is so much bigger than that. He doesn’t want any of our children to suffer, be condemned or separated from their families.
Even though our society has evolved and moved forward in our acceptance of the gay community, we’ve not fully evolved. I’d like to see that happen in my lifetime. I wish Sylvester had. He died of AIDS in 1988. God rest his beautiful, untamed soul.
Ruth's Memoir "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" - Release date: February 1, 2016
Below is Ruth's Introduction.. Some short excerpts from the book will be posted here in the coming weeks!
There are just some things you should never have to tell your children.
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