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Changing Hands Bookstore Presents: Desmond is Amazing in Conversation with Nevaeh McKenzie

Join us for a virtual family event on Saturday August 15th at 11:00am MST on Zoom!


Desmond is Amazing will introduce their new book "Be Amazing: A History of Pride" with Miss Gay Arizona America 2015 Nevaeh McKenzie.


Please note: To attend this virtual event, we request a contribution of $5 or more, or the purchase of Be Amazing: A History of Pride via Eventbrite. (Contributions benefit Phoenix Pride Scholarship.) Your generosity helps us continue to present world-class literary events. We're glad you're here, and appreciate your support. You'll receive the Zoom link by email within 24 hours of the event's start time.


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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