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LBB Presents ONLINE: Chloe O. Davis - The Queens' English

Thursday, February 11, 7:00pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page

Left Bank Books welcomes performer, author, and St. Louis native
Chloe O. Davis,
who will discuss her debut book, 
The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7:00pm CT on February 11.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

 

 

About The Queens' English

A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.

Do you know where "yaaaas queen!" comes from? Do you know the difference between a bear and a wolf? Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for?

The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use "kiki," "polysexual," or "transmasculine" in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more.

For every queen in your life--the men, women, gender non-conforming femmes, butches, daddies, and zaddies--The Queens' English is at once an education and a celebration of queer history, identity, and the limitless imagination of the LGBTQIA+ community.

About the Author

Chloe O. Davis is a debut author who works in the entertainment industry in New York. A graduate of Hampton University and Temple University, she has centered her creative platform on amplifying the narratives of Black culture and heightening the awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community. Davis's work as a dancer, actor, and creative has allowed her to travel to all fifty states and internationally where she has spent fifteen years researching, writing and creating The Queens' English: The Dictionary For LGBTQIA+ Lingo and Colloquial Phrases.

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast right here on this event page.

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page
The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780593135006
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Clarkson Potter - February 2nd, 2021