LBB Book Club: Read the Resistance discusses Real Queer America

Wednesday, April 27th, 7pm
Left Bank Books Online Meeting

Join Read the Resistance for a reading group discussion of Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen.

Book discussions will take place monthly virtually, rsvp sign up is here. Registration is required. Participants can register for any or all of the meetings at this link.

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A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a GLAAD Award-winning journalist happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called "flyover country" rather than moving to the liberal coasts.

In Real Queer America, Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of extraordinary LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and many more.

Capturing profound cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, Real Queer America is a treasure trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.


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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316516020
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Back Bay Books - June 16th, 2020