Every summer Freebird participates in the annual summer reading series, Books Beneath the Bridge, at the Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year we present a talk on When Brooklyn Was Queer, a new book from author Hugh Ryan, a writer and historian of queer culture who is helping to archive and document LGBTQ life in unsung communities across New York City.
Come join us to hear Hugh speak on how vibrant and longstanding Brooklyn's LGBTQ community has been, and one much richer and less isolated than previously understood. In this bicentennial year of Walt Whitman's birth, it's only appropriate to have this discussion with the Brooklyn Bridge as our backdrop.
Copies of When Brooklyn Was Queer will be available for purchase and Hugh Ryan will sign following.
Monday, July 8, 7 pm; Granite Prospect, Brooklyn Bridge Park