From Donna Summer to Karen Carpenter, Madonna, Lady Gaga and beyond, pop music has provided anthems of queer identity for decades, giving people a safe and celebratory space to explore and affirm gender and sexuality. Novelist Andrea Lawlor (Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl), who drops references to pop songs and musicians throughout their hilarious and moving epic of gender exploration, talks with cultural critic Karen Tongson (Why Karen Carpenter Matters), about the unique role pop music plays in queer identity.
- Moderator: Jack Kaulfus
- Book Signing: 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Texas Monthly TBF Book Signing Tent
Andrea Lawlor, Karen Tongson, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Why Karen Carpenter Matters