The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the December discussion of the center's Queer Memoir Reading Group, featuring Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity by Thomas Page McBee, which Buzzfeed called "A no-holds-barred examination of masculinity." In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of gender in society, examining sexism, toxic masculinity, and privilege.
This is a virtual event over zoom. Advance RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required to receive the zoom link. Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, with 10% of your purchase supporting programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print, ebook, and audio book formats.
The discussion is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's Southside Initiative and Humanities Center. This program is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.