Author Sampson McCormick comes to the DC Center on Saturday August 4th to read from his book Taboo Village. The reading begins at 5:30 PM and is part of the 2012 OutWrite LGBT Book Fair.
To Be An African American is said to be one of the most difficult challenges, that lay in living in America. At the same time, being gay or lesbian has been considered to be an issue of controversy in society and religion. Being an open and self affirming African American homosexual man or woman, in many ways, challenges the notion that you cannot live without overcoming certain struggles that exist in society, religion, family and self. This book seeks to address those issues and affirm all readers.
Written in honesty and with a conversational approach, this book is a tool for those who are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transgendered, allied or simply seek a better understanding of sexuality to challenge the way that society looks at african american homosexuals and how the african american community deals with homosexuality, as Sampson shares personal stories and insights on what it means to be gay in black america.
The OutWrite Book Fair will include several book and poetry readings, and literature discussions. Several book publishers will display and sell recently published LGBT books, and the DC Center will have over 1,000 used LGBT themed books for sale at the event. Find out more at www.outwritedc.org