Rusted Rhinestones by James Swift aka Ms. Fifi Frost
Warning, does contain adult content. I was set on a journey as a gay youth in the deep south at the age of 14 in the late 1970’s. The battles with my family, organized religion, anti gay conversion therapy, homelessness as a minor, mental illness, as well as government and institutionalized discrimination have made me the man I am today. Surviving 2 brutal hate crimes, trying to live, love, and have my piece of the American Dream. Edited by Barbi Winterhalder and Fifi. Cover image done by Barbi and John Winterhalder Rusted Rhinestones has won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Non Fiction Ebook.
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“A MUST READ”
Five Star Review on Amazon By JillCinPlano
This is a true story that is riveting. I couldn’t put it down. It is a very hard reality that shows how life is for most LGBTQ individuals every day. Real struggles, abuse, cruelty and rejection. A love story written from the heart….a must read.
About the Author
I am very proud to say, Rusted Rhinestones has won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Non Fiction Ebook. Thank you all. Hello my name is Ms. Fifi Frost, and yes I am an Old Southern Drag Queen. I have dedicated my life to the goal of EQUALITY for the LGBTQQ communities. I have survived many challenges in life, and want to inspire others with my life’s story. From my being 5 years old and stomping cotton, to my battles with family, organized religion, anti gay conversion therapy, brutal hate crimes, being homeless as a minor, as well as institutionalized and government discrimination. How one kid beat the odds and found a family, a family of friends. My work with homeless LGBTQQ youth was part of my platform, being on a national reality show in 2014. I will open the nations first homeless and educational shelter for these amazing minor kids so carelessly thrown away like trash on the cold and calloused streets of America. As you will read in my book, Rusted Rhinestones I know all to well the life ahead of these kids. I have lived it. I am very proud to have kept my humor through out it all. There is adult content, I know from my dear online family this is not an easy book to read. I thank you for your time, and as always Big Hug’s Y’all!!
After the release of Rusted Rhinestones, we have found the people involved with the conversion therapy camp. I am seeking justice for myself as well as hundreds of other survivors. It is not an easy battle, as many have found before me. The good ole boy system in Louisiana is alive and well. Working on a new book to be coming soon, “Religious Liberty or Radical Extremism? A History of American Conversion Therapy”. I am exposing those who were responsible for my conversion therapy along with abuses to many other teens who were troubled and sent there. Big hugs y’all, together we will change the world!!
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