Queer Community Book Club
In partnership with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center, Queery hosts QCBC to invite LGBTQ+ and allied communities to come together to read and discuss a variety of LGBTQ+ literature.
This is an opportunity to promote understanding, build community, and learn something new together!
Join us for...
Stone Butch Blues:
What: Chapter 22
When: August 14th, Saturday, 10-11 AM EST
How: Register with The LOFT
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Books to choose from:
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend.
Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears
Read This to Get Smarter: About Race, Class, Gender, Disability, & More by Blair Imani
An approachable guide to being an informed, compassionate, and socially conscious person today—from discussions of race, gender, and sexual orientation to disability, class, and beyond—from critically acclaimed historian, educator, and author Blair Imani.
Queer Ducks (And Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality by Eliot Schrefer
NPR's "All Things Considered," calls Queer Ducks "teenager-friendly. It's a young adult book filled with comics and humor and accessible science, and it's filled with research on the diversity of sexual behavior in the animal world." This groundbreaking illustrated YA nonfiction title from two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer is a well-researched and teen-friendly exploration of the gamut of queer behaviors observed in animals. This groundbreaking illustrated YA nonfiction title from two-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Eliot Schrefer is a well-researched and teen-friendly exploration of the gamut of queer behaviors observed in animals
True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Emily SkidmoreIn True Sex, Emily Skidmore uncovers the stories of eighteen trans men who lived in the United States between 1876 and 1936. Despite their “unexceptional” quality, their lives are surprising and moving, challenging much of what we think we know about queer history. By tracing the narratives surrounding the moments of “discovery” in these communities – from reports in local newspapers to medical journals and beyond – this book challenges the assumption that the full story of modern American sexuality is told by cosmopolitan radicals. Rather, True Sex reveals complex narratives concerning rural geography and community, persecution and tolerance, and how these factors intersect with the history of race, identity and sexuality in America.
Books Previously Read and Discussed in QCBC
Queer Brown Voices:
Peronsal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism
Edited by Uriel Quesada, Lettia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
One place to purchase the book: https://smile.amazon.com/Queer-Brown-Voices-Personal-Narratives/dp/1477307303/ref=sr_1_1?crid=388AY2EPEFAQB&keywords=queer+brown+voices&qid=1649098769&sprefix=queer+brown+voices%2Caps%2C46&sr=8-1
The Next Generation
Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman
Beyond the Gender Binary
The Roots of Today's Revolution
Revised Edition by Susan Stryker