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Samantha Allen | Real Queer America

This event is ticketed and will take place at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Tickets can be found here.

Join us for our next QTalks Lecture series, featuring Samantha Allen, author of Real Queer America

Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. She is now a former Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has changed, but what hasn't changed is her deep love of Red State America, and of queer people who stay in so-called "flyover country" rather than moving to the liberal coasts.

In Real Queer America, Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip stretching all the way from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Her motto for the trip: "Something gay every day." Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of extraordinary LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and many more.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Real Queer America today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316516037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019