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Russ Lopez Author Event
August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join author Russ Lopez for a discussion of his work The Hub of the Gay Universe: An LGBTQ History of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond in the Library’s Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00 pm.
Russ Lopez is uniquely qualified to write an LGBTQ history of Boston and Provincetown. He has worked at City Hall and the State House and has decades of experience with LGBTQ and straight politics. With his Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard and a doctorate in Environmental Health from Boston University, Lopez’s scholarship is focused on urban studies and the issues affecting people who live in cities, especially those who are often disenfranchised or rarely have an opportunity to have their voices heard. He knows his subject matter: Lopez has lived in Boston his entire adult life and has summered in Provincetown for decades. Having participated in many of the events described in the final chapters of this book, he combines his personal experiences with his social and political expertise. The Hub of the Gay Universe is Lopez’s fourth history book and sixth book overall.