Join us for a fun discussion of LGBTQIA+ themed books! 

Our bookclub features a monthly group reading selection, but discussion of other titles is welcome!

The group meets in a hybrid format, both in person and online. If you plan to join in person, we meet in the Wilson Room at Central Library. If you plan to join online, please register below to receive the Zoom link. 

All meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month, except in May, which is held on Tuesday, May 28, and in December, which is held on Monday, December 16.

Registration required to receive the Zoom link. For adults age 18+.

For more information email Lib-CentralOperations@arlingtonva.us

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2024 Love is Love Booklist:

Jan. 22: "Greedy: Notes of a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much" by Jen Winston

Feb. 26: "Homebodies" by Tembe Denton-Hurst

Mar. 25: "Learned by Heart" by Emma Donoghue

Apr. 22: "American Hippo" by Sarah Gailey

May 28: "Horse Barbie" by Geena Rocero

June 24: "Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style" by Paul Rudnick

July 22: "Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew From It" by Greg Marshall

Aug. 26: "They're Going to Love You" by Meg Howry

Sept. 23: "The Lesbiana's guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Oct. 28: "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle

Nov. 25: "World Running Down" by Al Hess

Dec.16: Happy Hour Book Swap - Location TBD

Date:
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Wilson Room
Library:
Central Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 13 in-person seats available. There are 10 online seats available.

About the Book:

"This anticipated memoir from Filipino-American trans-rights activist Geena Rocero delivers a powerfully candid story of resilience that not only crosses continents, but also challenges the borders of transgender discrimination. By interweaving pop-culture references with reflections on colonial legacies, toxic masculinity, and gender fluidity, Rocero recounts moving from the Philippines to the U.S., which parallels her career change from an openly transgender pageant queen to a model with a hidden identity. The duality between Rocero's Filipino heritage and her newfound Americanness is a motif, poignantly highlighting the different cultural and legal barriers for transgender recognition. Addressing serious topics, including gender affirmation surgery and sexual violence, Rocero maintains a skilled and steady voice, anchored to her truth, that grants readers the opportunity to embrace her pain and triumphs. Horse Barbie also exudes narrative craftsmanship in the author's keen inclusion of Tagalog-infused slang and reverence for Indigenous cultures, presenting a diverse worldview representative of her remark, "Freedom was contagious."--Booklist Reviews

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