Victor Banis headed two small publishing related corporations in the sixties and seventies, producing packaged books and magazines, along the way he launched the careers of underground photographers Pat Rocco and Tom de Simone. He was an early rabble rouser for gay rights and freedom of the press, and went through a major obscenity trial in the 1960s which advanced the cause of freedom in publishing. Drewey Wayne Gunn (The Gay Sleuth in Print and Film) has called him a "national treasure," and Michael Bronski dedicated his book Pulp Friction to him. Social historians have credited his early gay books, The Why Not and The Man From C.A.M.P. as launching the gay publishing revolution of the sixties and seventies. He is the author of over 100 books, and his verses and shorter pieces have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.
"Skillfully infuses an erotically charged story with the loveliness
of passing breezes, fields of bluebonnets, and mockingbird song."
-- Anthony Bidulka
"Banis lassoes up a nifty read...as refreshing as snow-cooled Sarsaparilla on a hot Texas day." -- William Maltese