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LGBTQ Book Club

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This book club focuses on LGBTQ books, themes and authors. All are welcome.

We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 AM at the Tacoma Rainbow Center located at 2215 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402.
Here are our upcoming titles:

2019 LGBTQ Book Club Reading List

Jan. 12             Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley, gay male memoir. Paperback 978-0735213463, 352 pages.

Feb. 9              Less by Andrew Sean Greer, gay male novel. Pulitzer Prize in literature. Paperback ISBN 978-0316316132, 272 pages.

Mar. 9             White Houses by Amy Bloom, lesbian fiction based on facts, Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932. Paperback ISBN 978-0812985696, 240 pages.

Apr. 13            Logical Family: A memoir, by Armistead Maupin, gay male memoir. Paperback ISBN 978-0062391254, 336 pages.

May 11            Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller, science fiction, dystopian, gender identity. Paperback ISBN 978-0062684875, 336 pages.

Jun. 8               Who is Vera Kelly? By Rosalie Knecht, lesbian mystery, historical fiction. Paperback ISBN 978-1947793019, 272 pages.

Jul. 13              History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera, young adult fiction. Paperback ISBN 978-1616958732, 304 pages.

Aug. 10            Drama by Raina Telgemeier, young adult graphic novel. Frequently challenged in libraries & schools. Paperback 978-0545326995, 240 pages.

Sep. 14            Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler. Paperback out June 4, 2019, ISBN 978-1631495953, 384 pages but last chapter ends at page 254.

Oct. 12           It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura, young adult fiction, two girls of color fall in love. Paperback ISBN 978-0062473424, 400 pages.

Nov. 9             No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore; gay male memoir. Paperback release May 7, 2019, ISBN 978-1568589404, 256 pages.

Dec. 14            This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankle, family with 5 boys, but newest boy is transgender girl. Paperback ISBN 978-1250088567, 336 pages.

Please note: the book club does not accept solicitations from authors.

To ensure that everyone has access to this community group, Rainbow Center does not charge a fee for the use of this space.  However, if it does not cause a hardship, we ask participants to contribute during the “Pass-the-Hat” at each meeting to help the RC cover some of their basic expenses such as rent, electricity, water, etc.  Any amount is appreciated.


Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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(253) 383-2318

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