Conversation with Mark Gevisser, Author of 'The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers' (Politics & Prose) - VIRTUAL - Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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Conversation with Mark Gevisser, Author of ‘The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mark Gevisser discusses his new book about sexual orientation and gender identity with author Colm Tóibín.

About this Event

Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

Between sensitive and sometimes startling profiles of the queer folk he’s encountered along the Pink Line, Gevisser offers sharp analytical chapters exploring identity politics, religion, gender ideology, capitalism, human rights, moral panics, geopolitics, and what he calls “the new transgender culture wars.” His subjects include a Ugandan refugee in flight to Canada, a trans woman fighting for custody of her child in Moscow, a lesbian couple campaigning for marriage equality in Mexico, genderqueer high schoolers coming of age in Michigan, a gay Israeli-Palestinian couple searching for common ground, and a community of kothis—“women’s hearts in men’s bodies”—who run a temple in an Indian fishing village. What results is a moving and multifaceted picture of the world today, and the queer people defining it.

Gevisser will be in conversation with Colm Tóibín, author of nine novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as two story collections. He is the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

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Politics & Prose
Phone:
(202) 364-1919
Email:
books@politics-prose.com
Website:
https://www.politics-prose.com/