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LGBTQ Book Club

September 14 @ 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.


September 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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