Friday, Jun 17, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Counterpoint Records & Books
5911 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Join us Friday, June 17th, for an event to celebrate the release of Bad Gays: A Homosexual History. Co-authors Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller, who also co-host the popular podcast of the same name, herein challenge the oversaturated tradition of queer histories that "seek to establish heroes, pioneers and martyrs" where there are often only complicated people. Resisting this sterilized form of history-making, Lemmey and Miller examine "villains and baddies" whose biographies — and the contexts surrounding them — often prove more richly informative than the stories and figures myriad historians have cemented in the cultural records.
Ben Miller — a writer and researcher living in Berlin, where he is a Doctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Intellectual History at the Freie Universität — will be joined by writer and curator Bradford Nordeen in conversation about Miller's debut book. Q&A and signing to follow. Copies of the book will be available.
Come say hello!