Elise Matthesen (left) and Sheila Williams, 2008
Wisconsin United States
|Known for||Journalism, Science-fiction, Bisexual Rights|
|Movement||Interstitial Arts Movement, Bisexual Rights|
Elise Matthesen (née Krueger; born in Wisconsin in 1960) is an American essayist, journalist, poet, and fiction writer (primarily of science fiction and fantasy; she is an active supporter of the interstitial arts movement), and a crafter of art jewelry and a long time Bisexual Rights Activist. For 13 years she was the companion of the late John M. Ford until his death in September 2006. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a member of the First Universalist Church there.
She was one of the original contributor to the groundbreaking 1991 bisexual anthology Bi Any Other Name, has written for local GLBT magazine Lavender, and is an active member of Science fiction fandom.
In 2009 Matthesen was nominated for a World Fantasy Award Special Award - Non-Professional "for setting out to inspire and for serving as inspiration for works of poetry, fantasy, and SF over the last decade through her jewelry-making and her 'artist's challenges'".
- Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project; Kevin P. Murphy; Jennifer L. Pierce; Larry Knopp (2010). Queer Twin Cities. Univ Of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-5320-1.
- Clute, John. "Obituary: John M. Ford: Science-fiction writer and poet", The Independent 30 September 2006
- Matthesen, Elise "Anorexia" in Women en Large: Images of Fat Nudes (Laurie Toby Edison & Debbie Notkin); Books in Focus, 1994
- Matthesen, Elise "Female-to-Elf?" Keynote speech BECAUSE Conference April 2000 St Paul Minnesota
- Matthesen, Elise "What's So Funny About Bisexual Separatism?" Keynote speech, International Conference on Bisexuality, June 1994, New York City
- Matthesen, Elise "Keynote Speakers" 2016 BECAUSE Conference April 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Matthesen, Elis "Faithful Polyamory", a Unitarian Universalist sermon" presented at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, as part of the Gay Pride Sunday Service June 18, 2000
- Lani Ka'ahumanu. "25th Anniversary Edition of Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out". Retrieved April 4, 2016.
- 2009 World Fantasy Awards Archived October 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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