Monday, May 18 at 7PM
Bestselling Author of Queer America
& SiriusXM radio host
speaking & signing
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality
Marriage equality has surged across the country. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as longtime advocate Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Puncturing the illusion that victory is now inevitable, Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, and Hollywood.
Not just a wake-up call, It's Not Over is also a battle plan for the fights to come in the march toward equality. Signorile tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans who have refused to be merely tolerated, or worse, and are demanding full acceptance. And he documents signs of hope in schools and communities finding new ways to combat ignorance, bullying, and fear. Urgent and empowering, It's Not Over is a necessary book from one of our most electrifying voices.
ABOUT MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE
Signorile served as editor-at-large and columnist at The Advocate, and was a columnist for OUT magazine. He's authored several books and written for many publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Observer, Gay.com, New York Magazine and The Village Voice. His third book, Life Outside, was a 1998 finalist for the New York Public Library's Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.