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Thu, Aug 01

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Location is TBD

Queer Book Club

Open to all, this is primarily a space for queer folks to meet other people in the community and share their love of reading by diving into books that explore the queer identity!

Queer Book Club
Queer Book Club

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Aug 01, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location is TBD

About the event

Hello! For August we will be reading My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson.

Earl "Trey" Singleton III arrives in New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, at 17, he is ready to leave his overbearing parents and their expectations behind.

In the city, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that changes his life forever. He volunteers at a renegade home hospice for AIDS patients, and after being put to the test by gay rights activists, becomes a member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). Along the way Trey attempts to navigate past traumas and searches for ways to maintain familial relationships--all while seeking the meaning of life amid so much death.

Vibrant, humorous, and fraught with entanglements, Rasheed Newson's My Government Means to Kill Me is an exhilarating, fast-paced coming-of-age story that lends itself to a larger discussion about what it means for a young gay Black man in the mid-1980s to come to terms with his role in the midst of a political and social reckoning.

To prepare for this meeting! -

To purchase online please use this link! This will take you to Read Rose Books on Bookshop.org.

This book is available for free through the Lancaster Library, and Lancaster Hoopla App.

Join the conversation on Discord! Please feel free to bring a snack or drink to share.

Resources to Access Books:

Lancaster Library

Hoopla App - Library Card Needed

Libby App - Library Card Needed

https://bookshop.org/shop/readrosebooks - Physical copy available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books

https://libro.fm/readrosebooks - Audiobooks available for purchase and supports Read Rose Books

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