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* The Life and Writings of John Preston

* How This Site Started

* About the Word "Topman"

* About the Editor and Related Sites

In His Own Words: Online Writings by John Preston and Interviews with the Author

* Writings

* Interviews

* Ephemera

Tributes and Online Resources

* Looking for Mr. Preston: Memories of the Author

* Other Reminiscences

* Awards and Honors

* Bibliography

* Information on Preston in Foreign Languages

* Other Resources

Topman's Timeline: A Documentary Biography of John Preston

* About This Biography

* Boyhood (Medfield, Massachusetts, 1945-1963)

* History Student and College Graduate (Chicago and Boston, 1963-1969)

* Christian Activist and Health Consultant (Minneapolis, 1969-1973)

> Background: Gay Life in Minneapolis During This Period

* Sex Education Editor (Philadelphia and New York City, 1974)

* News Editor and Hustler (Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1975-1978?)

* Erotica Editor, Author, and Photographer (New York City, 1978?-1979)

> Background: John Preston vs. Canada Customs

* Regional Journalist (Portland, Maine, 1979-1984)

* AIDS Activist (1985-1989)

* Anthologist (Portland, 1990-1994)

* Death and Obituaries (Portland and Around the World, April 28, 1994)

* Afterword (The World, 1994- )

John Preston in the News

Books by John Preston in Alternative Formats

Images and Recordings

* Photographs of Preston

* Cover Gallery

* Other Images

* Recordings

Acknowledgments and Index of Contributors

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