Next Gay Paradise public discussion

The next public discussion of Imagining Gay Paradise is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Bookstore. The event, at 2 p.m., is part of Seattle’s LGBTQ Pride weekend. It should be great fun . . . and afterwards you can go to all the Saturday night parties (and/or the Seattle Men’s Chorus concert).

The book’s Indonesian launch will occur at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Oct. 3-7. Check back for more details as those are announced.

Great U.S. launch turnout

Gary (l) conversing with Prof. Barry Mitzman

A great turnout for the launch party at Seattle University… about 100 people… I talked about the motivations for writing Imagining Gay Paradise. . . the respondent, Dr. Sam Boerboom, delved further into the supremacist combination of romantic, heterosexual monogamy. We both seemed to agree that academic terms such as “hetero-normativity” do not clearly express the type of supremacist ideology that was at work when Siam was being forced to comply with European notions of what constituted “civilized” relationships.

The next scheduled reading in Seattle will be at the Elliott Bay Bookstore on Pride Weekend — Saturday June 23 at 2 p.m.