**NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and virtually. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.**
The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the October discussion of the center's Queer Novel Reading Group, where we read Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg.
Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, is widely considered in and outside the U.S. to be a groundbreaking work about the complexities of gender. Feinberg was the first theorist to advance a Marxist concept of “transgender liberation.” Sold by the hundreds of thousands of copies and also passed from hand-to-hand inside prisons, Stone Butch Blues has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Hebrew (with hir earnings from that edition going to ASWAT Palestinian Gay Women). The novel was winner of the 1994 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award and a 1994 Lambda Literary Award.
Free digital copies of the book are available -- Stone Butch Blues is available for free online at the links below. For information on why this is the case, here is an article about why Leslie Feinberg's publishing decisions: Why Is It So Hard To Find Leslie Feinberg’s "Stone Butch Blues"?
If you have a digital accessibility need, we are happy to discuss further on how you can access the book. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected].
The discussion is facilitated 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.
Funding has been provided in part by the American Rescue Plan. American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Additional funding has been provided by individual donor, Michelle Bernhardt.
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