Jason June | Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball

Jason June (JJ) and Tara Lipsyncki, activist and one of Salt Lake City's favorite Drag Queens are hosting a "Gayla" on the bookshop patio! Come dressed in your most fabulous ball attire (formal wear not necessary, but you may be as colorful and expressive as you like!). 

TKE is proud to partner with Legendarium Books and Under the Umbrella Bookstore to host the first ever queer-owned bookstore collaboration to celebrate Jason June's new YA book, Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball. 

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot by registering here at Eventbrite. Teens and adults welcome! 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball today, either from The King's English, Under the Umbrella, or Legendarium.

About the book:

Femme, gay teen podcaster Riley Weaver has made it to junior year, which means he can finally apply for membership into the Gaybutante Society, the LGBTQ+ organization that has launched dozens of queer teens' careers in pop culture, arts, and activism. The process to get into the Society is a marathon of charity events, parties, and general gay chaos, culminating in the annual Gaybutante Ball. The one requirement for the ball? A date.

Then Riley overhears a cis gay classmate, Skylar, say that gay guys just aren't interested in femme guys or else they wouldn't be gay. Riley confronts Skylar and makes a bet to prove him wrong: Riley must find a masc date by the time of the ball, or he'll drop out of the Society entirely. Riley decides to document the trials and tribulations of dating when you're gay and femme in a brand new podcast. Can Riley find a fella to fall for in time? Or will this be one massive—and publicly broadcast—femme failure?

This new novel from Jason June explores how labels can limit and liberate us, and shows just what can happen when you bet on yourself.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Riley Weaver Needs a Date to the Gaybutante Ball By Jason June Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063260030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - May 23rd, 2023