To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we will host a conversation featuring Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, creators of Instagram’s @lgbt_history, and acclaimed author Garrard Conley (Boy Erased). The three authors and activists will talk about Riemer and Brown’s wildly popular @lgbt_history page and their debut book, We Are Everywhere, a rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, along with Garrard Conley’s best-selling memoir. Boy Erased was adapted for the 2018 film of the same name, as well as the podcast UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America. Their shared experience casts a powerful light on the LGBTQ+ community’s hardships in the past, its challenges for the future, and what Stonewall means to us today.
Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, creators of Instagram’s massively popular @lgbt_history, live in Washington, D.C., where Brown is an attorney and Riemer, a former attorney, is a writer and lecturer. They enjoying fighting fascists, spending time with their dog, and disrupting fundamentalists’ worldviews. Essential and empowering, We Are Everywhere, the couple’s first book, is a rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times best-seller Boy Erased (Penguin 2016), now a major motion picture. Boy Erased was nominated for a Lamdba Literary Award and was featured as a top 2016 nonfiction book by O Magazine, Buzzfeed Books, and Shelf Awareness, and has been translated into over a dozen languages. Conley is also a producer and creator of the podcast UnErased, which explores the history of conversion therapy in America. His work has been published in the New York Times, TIME, VICE, CNN, BuzzFeed, Them, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Huffington Post. He is currently at work on a novel about queer eighteenth-century lives.
The Barn is located at 29 Miller Hill Rd in Provincetown, and is accessed by a long dirt path and a steep staircase. There is no parking available on Miller Hill Rd, nor is anyone allowed to drive down Miller Hill Rd. Parking is available in town at the large MacMillan Pier Parking Lot, and at 401 Commercial St at the corner of Law St. Our volunteers will be located at the corner of Miller Hill Rd. and Bradford St. and will be happy to provide you with directions for parking. Those who have trouble walking, can be dropped off at Miller Hill Rd. and/or call Ptown Pedicab 508.487.0660 or Cape Cab 508.487.2222 from the lot and they will deliver you to Miller Hill Rd. When exiting the Barn and Miller Hill Rd. after the program is over please be careful of our residential neighbors and keep voices low.