Michael Lee

A queer writer, consultant, and adjunct professor in Minneapolis Minnesota. Pronouns: He/Him/His


I started this blog many years ago as an outlet for reflection and creativity during grad school. After letting it lapse for a while, I’ve decided to make it my space for sharing stories about my work over the past 5+ years: researching and writing a biography on the late journalist Randy Shilts. Follow along if you’d like to learn more.

My Work

Adjunct Professor

Writer and Researcher

Professional Grant Writer


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
I’ve taught at Saint Mary’s for almost a decade in a variety of graduate programs. In addition to teaching, I have developed several original courses in both online and blended formats.

Self-Employed Grant Writer
Over the past 10 years, I’ve successfully raised almost $15 million for a variety of nonprofit and state government health and human service agencies.

Past Affiliations

The University of Minnesota (Ph.D. + Part-Time Lecturer)

The Minnesota AIDS Project (now Rainbow Health)

The Lansing Area AIDS Network

Michigan State University (Undergraduate + Master’s degrees)

3 Comments on “About”

  1. Michael, I believe we e-mailed many moons ago about our shared interest in Randy Shilts. I wonder if we could talk again, perhaps by phone. I wanted to discuss an issue with you and get your insights. I always enjoy your posts – btw.

  2. Linda A said you may want to chat @ some point. Feel free to do so. Did you ever find the KQED videos? SFSU has a video archive that has some of Newsroom clips.

  3. Hi Michael. I found your blog quite by accident. I don’t know a thing about you and I don’t think you know me. I thought you might be interested in the work of Clare Housing. That is, if you don’t already know. Clare Housing has been working on the issues around housing and HIV for 30 years. FYI see clarehousing.org. And yes, we will live long enough to see positive change. Perhaps not exactly the change we hope and dream of but positive change nonetheless less. We all just need to continue coming out with our stories.

    Scott Schroeder 6125595757

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