In and effort to support our local gay bookstore, A Different Light, the following is their May events.
Saturday, May 1 @ 4pm
ABBY DEES, Queer Questions Straight Talk
There are no "wrong" answers, an invitation to talk with our straight loved ones about what it really means to be LGBT, including: stereotypes (Is one of you the man?), coming out (Were you afraid to tell me?), homophobia (Has anything frightening happened to you?)and – yes – sex!
Thursday, May 6 @ 7:30pm
FELICE PICANO and special guests, Van Gogh’s Ear Issue 7
Picano edited the last edition of the international anthology series based in Paris and published in conjunction with Allen Ginsberg's Committee on Poetry in NYC. Contributors include Edmund White and Andrew Holleran.
Saturday, May 9 @ 4pm
FREDA WAGMAN, Snippets from the Trenches: a Mother’s AIDS Memoir
A mother’s becomes involved in the AIDS cause as a way to cope with her son's death. “She becomes indispensable at the bedsides of countless other people, but when her son is dying, she still feels helpless, disconnected… Because nothing can prepare her," Susan Choi.
Saturday, May 15 @ 4pm
GREG MIRAGLIA, Coming Out from Behind the Badge
Miraglia, host of OutBeat Radio, leads a Cop Week discussion around how LGBT law enforcement officers are coming out on the job despite the prevailing homophobia that still exists in the profession. We will be joined by members of the San Francisco Police Department Pride Alliance.
Tuesday, May 18 @ 7:30pm
R.W. Gray, Crisp
This collection of short stories confronts the unspeakable parts of memory, meditating on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong.
Tuesday, May 25 @ 7:30pm
ELAINE BEALE, Another Life Altogether
Recalling such novels as White Oleander and Anywhere But Here, this book is a keenly observed coming-of-age story about the effects of a mother's mental illness on her young daughter.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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For more info, contact:
A Different Light
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431 0891