Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women

*Winner of the 2012 American Sociological Association Sex & Gender Distinguished Book Award

In conjunction with the 11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair as part of the Race, Gender, Culture, & Identity in the LGBT Community Panel.

Sunday, September 30, 2012
*TIME CHANGE: 11:15 p.m. – Noon
West Hollywood Library – 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Invisible Families brings to light the family life of gay women of color — challenging long-standing ideas about racial identity, family formation, and motherhood. Drawing from interviews and surveys of one hundred black gay women in New York City, the book explores the ways that race and class have influenced how these women understand their sexual orientation, find partners, and form families.

Mignon R. Moore is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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