In celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center in Pompano Beach will present an author talk exploring Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940 by Dr. Julio Capó, Jr. and Letters to a Gay Black Boy by Terry Dyer. This moderator-led discussion will explore current issues within the LGBTQ+ community at large, while also recognizing the history and diversity of the local LGBT+ community.
Guests are also invited to explore BaCA’s current art exhibition Black, White and a Touch of Gray All Over by ArtsUnited. View Event
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dr. Julio Capó, Jr.
An associate professor of History and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University in Miami, Capó is a transnational historian who researches inter-American histories, with a focus on queer, Latinx, race, immigration, and empire studies. He addresses the historical intersection of gender and sexuality with constructions of ethnicity, race, class, nation, age, and ability. His first book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940 (UNC Press, 2017), highlights how transnational forces to and from the Caribbean shaped Miami’s queer past. The book has received six awards and honors, including the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book written on Southern history.
Terry DeWayne Dyer
Letters to a Gay Black Boy takes an in-depth look into the life and development of the writer. Dyer describes an authentic, raw, and emotional ride to finding himself. Motivated by homosexuality, race, family, and love, his first book sparks an inspiring and much needed conversation within our community.
His professional background includes talent acquisition management, recruitment, client services, and program management with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including San Francisco State University Center for Research and Education on Gender Studies (CREGS), STOP AIDS Project, Robert Half International, Alluma, and XOJET. In 2010 while working with STOP AIDS Project, POZ Health Magazine named him African-American Person of the Month.