Love is Love LGBTQIA+ Book Club:
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 the Campbell Room of the Shirlington Library, as well as online.
Registration required. If you plan to attend virtually, register to receive the Zoom link. Recommended for adults over 18.
This month's selection: My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson
A fierce and riveting queer coming-of-age story, following the personal and political awakening of a young gay Black man in 1980s NYC, from the television drama writer and producer of The Chi, Narcos, and Bel-Air. Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, Earl 'Trey' Singleton III leaves his overbearing parents and their expectations behind by running away to New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. In the City, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that change his life forever--from civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who he meets in a Harlem bathhouse, to his landlord, Fred Trump, who he clashes with and outfoxes. He volunteers at a renegade home hospice for AIDS patients, and after being put to the test by gay rights activist Larry Kramer and civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton, becomes a founding member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). Along the way Trey attempts to navigate past traumas and searches for ways to maintain familial relationships--all while seeking the meaning of life in the midst of so much death." - [from the publisher]
2023 Love is Love Booklist:
- Jan. 23: "Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place" by Neema Avashia
- Feb. 27: "My Government Means to Kill Me" by Rasheed Newson
- Mar. 27: "A Lady for a Duke" by Alexis Hall
- Apr. 24: "Our Wives Under the Sea" by Julia Armfield
- May 22: "Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta" by James Hanniham
- Jun. 26: "We Deserve Monuments" by Jas Hammonds
- Jul. 24: "Just by Looking at Him" by Ryan O'Connell
- Aug. 28: "Mistakes Were Made" by Meryl Weisner
- Sep. 25: "The Town of Babylon" by Alejandro Varela"
- Oct. 23: "Family Outing" by Jessi Hempel
- Nov. 27: "TBD"
- Dec. : Happy Hour Book Swap!
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- Monday, August 28, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Campbell Room
- Shirlington Library
- Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
- Book Club
- Arlington Public Library
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- Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us