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The World’s Queer Frontiers (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL
July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Stories at the front lines of LGBTQ experience, activism, and conflict from around the world.
Conversations and action around sexual orientation and gender identity have come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century, argues journalist Mark Gevisser. While same-sex marriage and gender transition are celebrated in some parts of the world, laws are being strengthened to criminalize homosexuality and gender nonconformity in others. Just as new globalized queer identities are adopted by people across the world, fresh culture wars have emerged.
With Andrew Solomon, Gevisser discusses The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers, the result of seven years of research into the unprecedented scope of 21st-century identity.
This program will be streamed on Zoom and simulcast to YouTube. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. Please check your email shortly before the discussion to receive the link. Captions for this event will be provided.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Mark Gevisser is the author of A Legacy of Liberation, Portraits of Power, and Lost and Found in Johannesburg. His writing has appeared in The New York Times,The Guardian, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. The recipient of a 2012 Open Society Fellowship, he lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Andrew Solomon is a Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and past President of PEN American Center. His books include Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity and Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World. He previously wroteThe Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.His books have won the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other awards, and are published in 24 languages. His TED talks have been viewed more than 20 million times.He is a trustee of both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The New York Public Library. He writes regularly for The New York Times and The New Yorker. Most recently, he made an award-winning film of Far from the Tree, and an audiobook called New Family Values, which is available on Audible.
GET THE BOOK
Readers everywhere who wish to purchase copies of The Pink Line and Far From the Tree can do so at The New York Public Library Shop. All proceeds benefit The New York Public Library. Plus, receive a free commemorative 125th anniversary tote bag with your purchase!