Partner Robert Ferro, buried together

Queer Places:
University of Denver, 2199 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208, Stati Uniti
Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 N Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52245, Stati Uniti
The City College of New York, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031, Stati Uniti
Gaywyck, Sea Girt, NJ 08750, Stati Uniti
55 West 95th Street, 10025, NYC, NY, USA
Rockland Cemetery, 201 Kings Hwy, Sparkill, NY 10976, Stati Uniti

Michael Grumley (July 6, 1942 – April 28, 1988) was an American writer and artist.

Grumley was born in Bettendorf, Iowa. He attended the University of Denver, the City College of New York and the Iowa Writers' Workshop [1] Grumley received a B.S. Degree with a major in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on June 7, 1964.[2]

He was a founding member of The Violet Quill.[3] His partner, another founding member of the Quill, was Robert Ferro.[4] He wrote a regularly appearing column Uptown for the New York Native.[5] Grumley and Ferro are buried together under the Ferro-Grumley memorial in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, New York.

Following their deaths, the Ferro-Grumley Foundation, which manages their estate, created and endowed the annual Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction in conjunction with Publishing Triangle.

Grumley was interested in cryptozoology, he was the author of a book on Bigfoot, titled There are Giants in the Earth the book was first published in 1975 with a later edition appearing in 1976. In the book Grumley concluded that anthropoid giants once roamed the earth, and that today there are still isolated survivors which he claimed are living in underground tunnels and caves.[6]

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Grumley