At Home with Literati: Mark Gevisser, Meredith Talusan, & Milo Inglehart

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 6:00pm

We're pleased to welcome Mark Gevisser in support of The Pink Line, as part of our At Home with Literati virtual event series. He'll be joined in conversation by Meredith Talusan and Milo Inglehart.

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More than seven years in the making, Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. No social movement has brought change so quickly and with such dramatically mixed results. While same-sex marriage and gender transition are celebrated in some parts of the world, laws are being strengthened to criminalize homosexuality and gender nonconformity in others. As new globalized queer identities are adopted by people across the world—thanks to the digital revolution—fresh culture wars have emerged. A new Pink Line, Gevisser argues, has been drawn across the globe, and he takes readers to its frontiers. A chapter of The Pink Line focuses on Riot Youth at the Neutral Zone in downtown Ann Arbor!

Mark Gevisser is the author of the prizewinning A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream and Portraits of Power: Profiles in a Changing South Africa. He is the coeditor of Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa. His journalism has appeared in The GuardianThe New York TimesGranta, and other publications. He is the writer of the documentary film The Man Who Drove with Mandela, which won the Teddy Documentary Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Born in Johannesburg in 1964, he now lives in France.

Meredith Talusan is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for The GuardianThe New York TimesThe AtlanticThe NationWIREDSELF, and Condé Nast Traveler, among many other publications, and has contributed to several essay collections. She has received awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. She is also the founding executive editor of them., Condé Nast's LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is currently contributing editor.

Milo Inglehart is a Redstone Fellow at the Transgender Law Center. His fellowship improves access to health care for trans and gender nonconforming people through a mix of legal services, policy advocacy, and litigation, and he dreams of a world where holistic, affirming health services are accessible to everyone. Before law school, Milo worked for the New York City Council on participatory governance projects and policy work to improve access to city services. He also spent time in his home state of Michigan organizing with LGBTQ youth against homophobic and transphobic harassment and working against juvenile life without parole sentencing. Milo graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University, where he focused on social movement theory, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He currently lives in New York City with his ever-expanding collections of comic books and plants.

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The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers By Mark Gevisser Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374279967
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 28th, 2020

Fairest: A Memoir By Meredith Talusan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525561309
Published: Viking - May 26th, 2020