Sarah Prager: Queer, There, and Everywhere

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join us in welcoming Sarah Prager—author of Queer, There, and Everywhere—to Burlington. This first-ever LGBTQ history book for teens combines riveting facts with a pop-culture vibe to chronicle the lives of 23 influential queer figures from the Roman Empire through to the present.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era. By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

“Accessible, irreverent, and meticulously researched, at times heartbreaking and just as often wildly funny, this stunningly diverse survey of queer histories is a nourishing and inspiring addition to our arsenal of queer possibilities. Should be required reading for all of us, queer or not.”
—Sarah McCarry, author of the Lambda Award-nominated About a Girl

“The book’s tone is chatty, vivid, and informative, and it reminds readers that the human spectrum of sexuality and gender is not a modern invention.”
Boston Globe

“A powerful, educational book about the lives of 23 LGBTQ people who made important contributions to our society. This is an essential tool to educate the world about our LGBTQ heroes and leaders.”
—Jose Gutierrez, founder of the Latino GLBT History Project and co-founder of the Rainbow History Project

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sarah Prager is an activist, public speaker, and writer with a B.A. from Boston University and a Certificate of Communications from Emerson College. She is the founder and director of Quist, a free mobile app that aims to bring queer history to the world in an interesting and interactive way. Sarah came out as a lesbian at the age of fourteen and taught herself LGBTQ history as a means of gaining a sense of community. She has been an activist since that time, working for marriage equality, bisexual visibility, HIV prevention, sexual assault prevention, and basic LGBTQ human rights abroad. She has written about LGBTQ history for the Huffington Post, The Advocate, the It Gets Better Project’s blog, and QED: A Journal of LGBTQ Worldmaking. She lives in Connecticut with her wife and their child. This is her first book.

 

DATE:  Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book.  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.

Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Sarah Prager, Zoe More O'Ferrall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062474315
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - May 23rd, 2017