We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan

Monday, March 2, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

A reading and study session celebrating the life and legacy of activist and trans historian Lou Sullivan, on the 29th anniversary of his death, with free screening of Lou Sullivan made me gay t-shirts.

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan narrates the inner life of a gay trans man moving through the shifting social, political, and medical mores of the second half of the 20th century. Sullivan kept comprehensive journals from age eleven until his AIDS-related death at thirty-nine. Sensual, lascivious, challenging, quotidian, and poetic--the diaries coplicate and disrupt trans narratives.

Book launch with editors Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma.
Readings by Amos Mac, Ariel Goldberg, Rhys Ernst, Zackary Drucker, Felix Solano Vargas, and Julian Carter.
Musical Performance by Juan and the Pines.

Free screen printing of "Lou Sullivan Made Me Gay" t-shirts by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (bring your own t-shirt).