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Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us
A personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today, from a leading activist, musician, and academic
In Trans Like Me, CN Lester takes readers on a measured, thoughtful, intelligent yet approachable tour through the most important and high-profile narratives around the trans community, turning them inside out and examining where we really are in terms of progress. From the impact of the media’s wording in covering trans people and issues, to the way parenting gender variant children is portrayed, Lester brings their charged personal narrative to every topic and expertly lays out the work left to be done.
Trans Like Me explores the ways that we are all defined by ideas of gender–whether we live as he, she, or they–and how we can strive for authenticity in a world that forces limiting labels.
Grey Gardens Event!
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Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room presents the 1975 cult classic Grey Gardens on the big screen for a unique viewing experience with cast member Jerry Torre, author of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens. Watch Big Edie and Little Edie, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, lead their eccentric lives in their mansion in East Hampton, New York. General admission guests will experience the screening and receive a copy of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens written by Torre and his co-author Tony Maietta. VIP guests will enjoy a meet and greet with the authors, an autographed copy of The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens, and complimentary refreshments.
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Book of the Week
From the author of Something Like Summer… True love is worth fighting for. My name is Connor Williams and people say I’m crazy. But that’s not who I am. They also think I’m straight, and mean, and dangerous. But that’s not who I am. The stories people tell, all those legends which made me an outsider-they don’t mean a thing. Only my mother and my younger brother matter to me. Funny then that I find myself wanting to stand up for someone else. David Henry, that kind-of-cute guy who keeps to himself, he’s about to get his ass beat by a bunch of dudes bigger than him. I could look away, let him be one more causality of this cruel world… But that’s not who I am. Kamikaze Boys, a Lambda Award winning novel, is a story of love triumphant as two young men walk a perilous path in the hopes of saving each other.