Column: Gay Trucker, Timothy Anderson Still Hard At It

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Timothy Anderson (Tony Adams)

Three years have passed since SFGN published Gay Truckers: The Men, The Myth, The Medical Reality from March of 2012, about the life and work of Timothy Anderson, a gay trucker with a degree in creative writing and a desire to improve the health and healthcare of his fellow truckers.

The story has become one of the most popular features on SFGN’s website so I decided to give small update on the story.

I recently caught up with Anderson in Boca Raton and asked him if any of the grim health statistics about truckers have changed since then.

“The struggle continues,” he said. “The magazine Men’s Fitness also did an article on truckers’ health and showed that the stats are still appalling.”

While continuing his advocacy for trucker health, Anderson has continued to write. He is featured in a recent collection of stories titled “Blue, Too: More Writing by (for or about) Working-Class Queers.” The book contains work by twenty writers who speak about the gay working-class experience.

Anderson is currently recuperating from serious spinal neck surgery but he will be back on his feet very soon. You can’t keep a tough gay trucker down for long.

 


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