PFLAG Mount Pleasant Book Club
Name: PFLAG Mount Pleasant Book Club
Date: July 6, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
The July meeting will be hybrid, with an in-person portion at Traction Steam, 120 S. Main, Suite 103. The new meeting space is great. In addition the ZOOM capabilities are the best available. If you cannot attend in person, request the ZOOM link from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be continuing discussion of the June selection "Real Queer America"(https://www.amazon.com/Real-Queer-America-Stories-States/dp/0316516031/). LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST 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. 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.