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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
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.
Reading & Signing with Serena J. Bishop
Join us on Saturday, August 11th as we host author Serena J. Bishop to present her new book, "Beards."
About the Book:
What do you do when you’re a lesbian, but your girlfriend has a husband? Marry her husband’s secret boyfriend, of course. It’s the 1990s and Roni, Gina, Steven, and Early decide the most logical way they can live happily as a family is through a dual bearded arrangement. They buy a large home and become the supportive family none of them ever had. It’s everything they could have dreamed…until life happened. Relatives. Children. Careers. And, through the years, a society that gradually starts to become more accepting of homosexuality. How does a family that is based in secrecy stay together when the freedom to be who they really are is at their fingertips? Can they even stay together?
About the Author:
Serena J. Bishop is a daydreamer who comes from a long line of storytellers. She had been writing technically for over a decade when she decided to give life to the fantasies she played out in her head when she was stuck in traffic or couldn’t sleep at night. When she’s not writing fiction or technical pieces she enjoys being a nerd (is a self-proclaimed expert with Buffy trivia), surprising others with her pop culture knowledge, dining out, or finding a new craft beer or wine she enjoys.
She has spent most of her life in Pennsylvania, but now resides in Maryland with her lovely wife and chihuahua.
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Building on IRL and Nature Poem – Tommy Pico’s Junk is a book-length break-up poem that explores the experience of loss and erasure – both personal and cultural.
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.
New Local Releases
Groomed tells the story of abuse and how it changed the trajectory of who the author would have been. The story is told from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old victim and a fifty-five-year-old survivor.
More Color, More Pride: Pride Gear!
Show your pride with this Philly Pride Gear!
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T-shirts are available in seven sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, and 3X.