St Sukie de la Croix is an award-winning reporter, events photographer, and historian. He has written several books on LGBT history, including Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall, Out of the Underground: Homosexuals, the Radical Press, and the Rise and Fall of the Gay Liberation Front, and Chicago After Stonewall: Gay Lib to Gay Life. He is also a short-story writer, playwright, and novelist. His novels include The Memoir of a Groucho Marxist, The Blue Spong and the Flight from Mediocrity, The Orange Spong at the Vamp-Art Café, and Twilight Manors in Palm Springs, God’s Waiting Room. In 2012 he was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.