Under One Roof

A Celebration of Penguin Random House Pride

June 13, 2019 in New York, NY

As part of World Pride, Penguin Random House is celebrating the importance of diversity in literature with a live storytelling event featuring some of the most prominent writers in the LGBTQ community.

Hosted by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, founders of @LGBT_history and authors of We Are Everywhere, UNDER ONE ROOF will speak to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all.

All proceeds from UNDER ONE ROOF will go to the Lambda Literary Foundation, which nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve their legacies, and affirm the value of their stories and lives.

Storytellers include:

Keep an eye out for our growing list of storytellers in the coming weeks.

All proceeds from UNDER ONE ROOF will go to the Lambda Literary Foundation, which nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve their legacies, and affirm the value of their stories and lives.

Event Details

What was Included

  • A copy of WE ARE EVERYWHERE by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
  • A drink ticket for the cash bar
  • Light snacks

Date & Time

June 13, 2019
Doors Open at 6:30PM; Programming begins at 7:00PM to 9:30PM

Location

New York, NY

The Ace Hotel
20 W 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

$35

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About the Authors

MATTHEW RIEMER and LEIGHTON BROWN, creators of Instagram’s @lgbt_history, live in Washington, D.C., where Leighton is an attorney and Matthew, a former attorney, is a writer and lecturer. They enjoy fighting fascists, spending time with their dog, and disrupting fundamentalists’ worldviews. We Are Everywhere is the couple’s first book.

Tara Clancy’s writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Paris Review DailyThe New York Times Magazine, and The Rumpus. She has told several stories on The Moth Radio Hour, and has hosted their live shows in New York City and throughout the country. Her stories have also been featured on NPR’s Snap JudgmentRisk! and The Story Collider, among other programs. Tara was born and raised in Queens. This is her first book.

Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir Boy Erased. His work can be found in TIME, VICE, CNN, BuzzFeed, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Huffington Post, among other places. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Writers’ Conferences and has facilitated classes for Catapult, Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown. Conley is the memoir instructor for GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator program and has spoken at schools and venues across the country. He lives in New York City.

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Blair Imani is a writer, mental health advocate, and historian living at the intersections of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity. In addition to being a public speaker, Blair is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and a book about the Great Migration which hits shelves in January 2020. She is also the official ambassador of Muslims for Progressive Values, one of the oldest progressive Muslim organizations to support the LGBTQ+ community. Blair has been featured in Essence, Out magazine, THEM, Broadly, and more.

SARAH MCBRIDE is the national press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, working tirelessly to advocate for LGBTQ equality. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington PostTimeCosmopolitanElleVogueRolling Stone, and The New Yorker, and she speaks regularly at national LGBTQ and political events. A native of Delaware, McBride is on the front lines of the progressive movement.

Jordy Rosenberg by Beowulf Sheehan

Jordy Rosenberg is a transgender writer and scholar. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature and gender and sexuality studies. He has received fellowships and awards from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation/J. Paul Getty Trust, the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the Clarion Foundation’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of a scholarly monograph, Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion. He lives in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. Confessions of the Fox is his first novel.