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SLC Lesbians Book Club August
SLC Lesbians Book Club August

Sat, Aug 27

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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

SLC Lesbians Book Club August

Lesbians Unite! We're reading Real Queer America by Samantha Allen this month.

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Time & Location

Aug 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

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About the Event

About the Book Club

The SLC Lesbian book club meets at 2 pm on the last Saturday of the month (unless noted with an *) at Under the Umbrella, our local queer bookstore. We are a trans/non-binary/bi inclusive group.

Cost: Please bring a contribution (sliding scale $1-5) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If $1 a month is a barrier for you please just reach out to  slc.lesbian.bookclub@gmail.com and let us know in advance. COVID Precautions: It is strongly preferred that all attendees are vaccinated/boosted and it is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask.

About the Book

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. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called flyover country rather than moving to the liberal coasts. 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.

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