Marian Beddill at Village Books Tonight 7pm
Political junkies will not want to miss the tell-all no-holds-barred tale of Marian Beddill, local social mover and shaker. Thrills, danger, lust and adventure abound as Marian makes the transition from an All-American boy born in Shreveport, LA in 1936 to the “one riot - one ranger” powerhouse that she is today.
The title of the book is None Of The Three:
“I am confident my parents were sure that they were doing the right thing when they tried to raise me as a Dixiecrat-Southern, hard-line Methodist, guy, but I found out early in life that I was—- None of the Three.”
Seventy six years later Marian is a grandmother, a several-time around-the-world traveler, a Lieutenant in the Air Force Weather Service, a civil engineer, founding member of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, co-founder the Bellingham chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), former officer in the League of Women Voters in Whatcom/Bellingham, anti-war organizer and a kaleidoscope of other lifestyles and actions.
In an interview with the Bellingham Herald, Beddill said, “...I never outed myself to my work circles until I retired, nor have I heard of anyone knowing about my gender duality until I finally outed myself.
“One place that was safe was the Unitarian congregation in Washington, D.C.. where I lived. I showed up there as Marian on Sundays, and it was a warm welcome as I knew it would be. But Monday through Saturday, I lived as Marvin.
Marian wrote her autobiography to introduce the secret part of her life to her grandchildren and their children. Marian says, “ My family is widely dispersed, my four grandkids (all now adults) have never really known me. So I am introducing them to me—to all of me—this way.
Come tonight to Village Books at 7pm for the author reading and book-signing.