LGBTQI+ – 2018

As always, The Fair presents an incredibly diverse group of authors, books, and programs.

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November 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On LGBTQI+ Histories and Issues Today

Arlene Stein draws from dozens of interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts in Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. Robert Fieseler’s Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation is an essential work of American civil rights history that reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. In his fascinating history,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LGBTQI+ Lives in Fiction: A Reading From Two Novels

Joseph Cassara’s The House of Impossible Beauties: A Novel is a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Laurie Frankel’s This Is How It Always Is: A Novel explores the consequences of trying to keep a family secret in a family of five boys, the youngest of whom dreams of being a princess and wearing dresses.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Identity, Faith and Family: A GLBTQI+ Memoir

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family tells the story of Garrard Conley who was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.  Now a motion picture out this fall, Boy Erased is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. Conley will appear in conversation with Miami Film Festival Executive Director Jaie Laplante.…

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