Ziggy, Stardust and Me
Debut young-adult novelist James Brandon will read selections from his new novel "Ziggy, Stardust and Me" (Penguin Random House, 2019) set in St. Louis in 1973, just months before homosexuality was delisted as a mental illness by the American Psychological Association. The novel follows the story of sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, who is fighting to overcome his “illness” when he meets Web, a Lakota Two Spirit. The two boys fall in love and struggle to retain their identities in a world that continually threatens to tear them apart.
The evening will include a wine reception, and copies of Ziggy, Stardust and Me will be available for purchase and signing.
James Brandon is the cofounder of the I AM Love Campaign, serves on the Powwow Steering Committee of Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits and has done extensive research in the GLBT Historical Society’s archives. His work documents lost or forgotten moments in the LGBTQ movement and makes them accessible to a wider audience.
Joining Brandon in-conversation is BAAITS Board Member, Roger Kuhn.
The evening will be moderated by Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of the YA fantasy trilogy THE READER, THE SPEAKER, and THE STORYTELLER.
The GLBT Historical Society Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
$5.00 | Free for members
Limited Seating: RSVP Required
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Thu, August 8, 2019 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
CA 94114 San Francisco US