Everyone Is Gay co-founders Dannielle Owens Reid and Kristin Russo.

Book tour to hit Queen City

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Everyone Is Gay, which works to improve the lives of LGBT youth will bring its tour to Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd., on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.

Co-founders Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo will engage the community, share stories from their book, “This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids,” and spearhead conversations about LGBT youth, parenting, etc. It is part of the work through The Parents Project, initiated by them.

Also joining the book authors will be Vivek Shraya who penned “God Loves Hair” and will read selections from it. The anthology is filled with short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging, promoters said.

The tour will also be at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., in Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

info/rsvp: everyoneisgay.com.

Networking meeting slated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network meeting will be held on Nov.19, 6:30 p.m.,at Time Out Youth Center, 2320 N. Davidson St.

The “GSA Show & Tell” will bring in members from schools the Charlotte region to share programming and events that they are implementing in their schools. Plus, participants will share their successful strategies for increasing club membership and visibility, as well as ways that they collaborate with other student clubs and make an impact within their communities.

Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided.

info: timeoutyouth.org. trosendahl@timeoutyouth.org.

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