The library will host a "sneak peek" of the exhibit in conjunction with First Friday 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Throughout the month, the library will host a series of free programs to compliment the exhibit. Programs include:
2 - 4 p.m. - Saturday, March 2
"Pride in the Saddle" - conversation with gay rodeo founder John King and collector Dan
Iverson. Moderated by AGRA Trustee Ron Trusley.
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Thursday, March 7
"Beyond Brokeback" - a staged reading with music based on more than 500,000 posts of
heartfelt and sometimes humorous messages, essays and poetry from the Ultimate
Brokeback Forum website. Directed by Marshall Shore with music by Shawn Kirchner.
7 - 8 p.m. - Thursday, March 21
Author filmmaker and playwright Gregory Hinton discusses writing books and making
films with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) themes including books
"Cathedral City" and "The Way Things Out to Be," and films "Circuit and "It's My
6 - 8 p.m. - Thursday, March 28
Arizona Senator Jack C. Jackson, Jr. will introduce "Two Spirits," a PBS Independent
Lens award-winning documentary exploring the life and death of Native American teen
Fred Martinez. A discussion with filmmaker Lydia Nibley will follow. Canyon Records
artists Aaron White and Anthony Wakeman are also scheduled to perform.
"Out West" is an ongoing series of public programs that explores the contributions of the LGBT community to Western American history and culture, bringing together scholars, authors, artists, musicians and others for discussions, performances and screenings. Conceived by independent curator Gregory Hinton in 2009 in partnership with the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, "Out West" has been presented in ten states. It is sponsored by HBO, the David Bohnett Foundation and the Gay & Lesbian Rodeo Heritage Foundation.
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