Lillian Faderman and Michelle Tea

Lillian Faderman and Michelle Tea
The bookseller for this event is Green Apple Books.

Our community partner is Keshet.

Thursday, June 21
Starts at: 7:00 pm


*Online reservations are no longer available. Walk-ins welcome!
Call 415.292.1233 to speak to the JCCSF Box Office.


Pride at the JCCSF

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

Authors Lillian Faderman and Michelle Tea kick off Pride weekend with a look back at the life and legacy of Harvey Milk (1930 – 1978). Born to a Jewish family, Harvey Milk struggled to find his place in the society that surrounded him. Faderman and Tea explore the many complexities of Milk’s fascinating life, from his Jewish childhood on Long Island to his final years as one of the most revolutionary politicians of the 20th century.

Lillian Faderman is a distinguished scholar of LGBT and ethnic history and literature. She has received numerous awards for her previous eleven books, including three that have been named by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year – Surpassing the Love of Men, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers and The Gay Revolution.

Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen works of memoir, fiction and poetry, most recently Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions and Criticism. Said Kirkus Review, “With a textual presence evocative of Kathy Acker, Tea continues to lead the conversation in queer studies, though her approach is by telling the stories she knows are true: her own.” Tea is the founder of San Francisco's RADAR Productions, which she ran for 13 years before moving to Los Angeles. She is the creator of the Sister Spit performance tour, the popular Drag Queen Story Hour and the online parenting forum Mutha Magazine. She recently wrote and directed the short film Release the Bats. She co-hosts and curates the Los Angeles comedy events Clown Town and JOSH. She also curates the Amethyst Editions series for The Feminist Press.