Martin Padgett

Martin Padgett has written for Bitter Southerner, Oxford American, Gravy, and The Paris Review. He earned his MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He was named a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in History at Georgia State University. His recent book, A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, was hailed by the New York Times as an “audacious” retelling of 1970s queer history: “When stories such as these get told, it is a cause for celebration.” His next book will tell the story of the life of Michael Hardwick, who fought for sexual privacy at the Supreme Court in the 1986 case Bowers v. Hardwick.