ONLINE: Grace Perry – Isthmus
Mystery to Me will celebrate Pride Month with author, essayist, journalist and actress Grace Perry discussing her new book. The 2000s Made Me Gay: Pop Culture Essays is looking for homosexuality as a teenager when it was not easy to find. Leaning into pop culture moments, Perry found what she was looking for with very little LGBTQ representation to guide her. Register now for a link to the virtual event on Crowdcast.
Press release: Author, actress, essayist and podcaster Grace Perry comes to Mystery to Me (virtually) to kick off your Pride Month celebrations with her book, THE 2000S MADE ME GAY. Join us for a lounge night of all things gay, trainer and possibly wearing a Ugg North Face fleece / leggings / boots!
About The 2000s made me gay
Young gay men today have dozens of gay heroes, both fictional and real, but former gay teen Grace Perry didn’t have that luxury. Instead, she had to look for homosexuality in the (largely straight) teenage cultural phenomena the aughts had to offer: in the downfall of Lindsay Lohan, Gossip Girl, “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry, Country-era Taylor Swift, and Seth Cohen jumping on a coffee cart. And, for better or worse, those touchpoints have shaped his adult identity. She came out on the other side as many millennials did: on her own terms, gay as hell.
Don your Von Dutch hats and join Grace on a journey through the pop culture moments of the years before the cataclysmic shift in LGBTQ representation and acceptance, a not so distant time that many seem to forget.