RSU Student Centre (55 Gould St.)
Please join Positive Space Ryerson and RyePRIDE for Toronto’s premiere screening of Sonali Gulati‘s I Am, and the release of the second edition of Vivek Shraya‘s book God Loves Hair, followed by Q&A.
“I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.”
God Loves Hair
God Loves Hair is Vivek Shraya‘s first book, a collection of 21 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, the stories are accompanied by the award-winning illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld. God Loves Hair was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Lambda Literary Awards.
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