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BookPeople Presents: Author Desmond is Amazing Discussing Be Amazing with Drag King Papi Churro

Join us on Saturday August 22nd at 4:00pm CT live on Zoom for this amazing virtual event.


Desmond is Amazing will be discussing their new book "Be Amazing: A History of Pride" with Austin Drag King Papi Churro.


Papi Churro, is a Two-Spirit Drag King based out of Austin, Texas. Co-Producer for the Boiz of Austin, Joterias ATX, Toybox ATX, and a has their own company SKOBS Productions. They are also a cast member of Die Felicia and parent of four kids and grandparent of a 2 year old grandbaby. They are a dedicated LGBTQ and Native American Activist.


BE AMAZING: A HISTORY OF PRIDE

By Desmond Napoles, Dylan Glynn (Illustrator)


In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters.


Desmond is amazing—and you are, too.


Throughout history, courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul have paved the way for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals, and it’s thanks to them that people just like Desmond can be free to be who they really are.



About the author

Desmond is Amazing is America's teen drag superstar, awarded LGBTQ+ advocate, author, outspoken gay youth, editorial and runway model, public speaker, performer, fashion designer, film and TV actor, muse, and icon from New York City.


He is the founder of the Haus of Amazing, the first drag house for drag kids. Most importantly, he is an inspiration to many and a representation of hope for the future to come. Desmond’s motto is “be yourself, always.” He is the author of Be Amazing: A History of Pride.



About the illustrator

Dylan Glynn is an award-winning animator, painter, and author based in Toronto, Canada. His multidisciplinary practice is characterized by its emotion, grace and sense of wild-movement.


His work has been recognized and exhibited by Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Somerset House and the Canadian Screen Awards. He is the author/artist of Rain Boy and illustrated Desmond Napoles' (aka Desmond is Amazing) Be Amazing: A History of Pride.



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