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Black Like Us: A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience in the Blac...

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University of Houston - Student Center

4800 Calhoun Road

SC Theater

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Join us for a conversation that explores the Black LGBTQ community’s experiences with religion and the church. Author Michael Arceneaux will join us and share from his debut New York Times Best Seller, I Can’t Date Jesus, a timely collection of hysterical and soul searching essays about what it is like to grow up in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.

About Michael: Michael is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and author. His first book, I Can’t Date Jesus, was just released on July 24, 2018 from Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.

Michael is a regular contributor to outlets such Essence, Complex, The Root, and Into, among others. Moreover, he’s written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, NBCTHINK, Wired, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Mic, Esquire, Time Ideas, Vulture, Salon, The Atlantic, Comedy Central Online, among others. He writes about race, sexuality, politics, religion, and Beyoncé.

His work has been referenced everywhere from The Weekly Standard to Jezebel to MSNBC and even been deemed required reading for courses at Harvard University. Michael’s has also been featured on MSNBC, NPR, BET, VH1, Viceland, SiriusXM Radio, in addition to various radio interviews on nationally syndicated programs. The Root once named Michael one of the Best Black Bloggers to Know. Essence named him one of the top #BlackTwitter voices to follow.

DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
KEYNOTE TIME: 6:00 – 7:30PM
LOCATION: University of Houston - Student Center - SC Theater

RECEPTION + BOOK SIGNING TIME: 7:30 – 8:30PM
LOCATION: University of Houston - Student Center - Heights Room 224

PARKING: Welcome Center Garage

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