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Sun, Oct 15


Virtual Event

GRD Book Club Discussion: Young Queer America

Get to know real queer kids from all over the country—these inspiring stories of LGBTQ+ youth, written in their own words

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Time & Location

Oct 15, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Virtual Event

About the event

Photographer and activist Maxwell Poth has traveled all over the United States, inviting LGBTQ+ youth to share their stories as part of Project Contrast, a nonprofit that amplifies these voices and connects kids and families with the resources they need to survive and thrive.

This book collects the stories and portraits of seventy-three queer kids and teenagers from fifteen different states. In their own words, these young people share the challenges they've faced coming out or coming to terms with their own identities; they write about their families, their schoolmates, their teachers, and the queer community they've found throughout their journeys; and they offer messages of love and support to their LGBTQ+ peers. Featuring a foreword by trans actress and model Isis King, this book sends a powerful message to the many LGBTQ+ kids growing up in small towns who feel isolated: We see you, we love you, you are not alone.

Perfect for:

  • Queer and trans kids and teens who want to see their experiences reflected in print
  • Parents and family members of LGBTQ+ youth who want to show support or learn more about their loved one's experiences
  • Allies who are inspired by the book's mission and content
  • Anyone interested in understanding the next generation of queer Americans

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