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Let’s Read: Pray The Gay Away

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Event:
Let’s Read: Pray The Gay Away
Start:
April 22, 2018 3:00 PM
End:
April 22, 2018 5:00 PM
Cost:
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
(646) 358-1730
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
March 10, 2018
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
(646) 358-1730
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Join Michael and Zach Zakar for a reading and signing from their new book Pray the Gay Away

Copies of Pray the Gay Away are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you! The Zakar twins will happily sign your copy.

 

“Mom knows.” A simple text that would change two twin brothers’ lives forever. Coming out is hard. The struggle is ongoing, a daily part of life whether to a new friend, a co-worker, or most importantly yourself. Pray the Gay Away chronicles Michael and Zach as they face awkward sexual encounters, drug-fueled escapades, coming out to each other, and their biggest foe – Mom, a woman who gave birth to what she calls not just one regret – but two. The memoir hilariously and poignantly explores what it’s like growing up as gay, Iraqi twins in modern America. Pray the Gay Away was inspired the night Mom snuck into their bedroom and force fed them “holy grapes,” determined to “de-gay” them. The Zakar Twins are new voices speaking out against generations, particularly within the Iraqi culture, who look down on being gay. This book is not only for the LBGTQ community, but for young adults, looking to achieve normalcy.

 

 

 

 

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