Pride and Joy: A Celebration of National Coming Out Day

Tuesday, October 11, 20225:30 PM – 6:30 PM

An opera singer, a Methodist bishop, a tango champion, a celebrated scholar, a member of the New Zealand parliament, and a Booker Prize–nominated author. What do these creative, dynamic change makers have in common? They’re all making waves worldwide, and doing so as out and proud members of the global LGBTQIA+ community.

In her book Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons, and Everyday Heroes, writer, LGBTQ activist, and native San Franciscan Kathleen Archambeau highlights positive, affirming, life-changing stories of prominent and unsung queer folks from around the world. Now, in the spirit of National Coming Out Day, we’re bringing together six of those icons—joining us virtually from across the globe—for an evening of conversation and celebration. Sidney Grant, Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Karen Oliveto, Laurie Gale Rubin-Taira, Colm Tóibín, and Louisa Wall will join Kathleen (and you!) to share their own coming-out stories and offer their visions for the future of the global LGBTQIA+ community.

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