THOMPSON, Mark. American, b. 1952. Genres: Gay and lesbian issues. Career: Advocate, Los Angeles, CA, senior editor, 1975-94; writer. Publications: Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning, 1987; (ed.) Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice, 1991; Gay Soul: Finding the Heart of Gay Spirit and Nature, 1994; (ed.) Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement, 1994; Gay Body: A Journey through Shadow to Self, 1997. Contributor to books. Contributor to periodicals.