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The Wisdom Of Guncles Book Tour, San Francisco

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Join the author Michael Dumlao for a book talk, reading, and signing in honor of LGBTQ and Filipino History Month.

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Join the author Michael Dumlao for a book talk, reading, and signing of his debut book “The Wisdom of Guncles.” This event is part of his October book tour through the United States in honor of LGBTQ and Filipino History Month.

This event is free. Come bring your copies of the book for Michael to sign. You can purchase the book in advance through Amazon, and there will be a small number of copies at the event. As always, go to www.thewisdomofguncles.com for more information.

Proof of Vaccination or Neg Covid Test Required: All Wisdom of Guncles events require proof of vaccination or negative covid test taken within 48 hours of any scheduled event for entry. Physical card or digital photo will be accepted. Proof of vaccination/negative test result must match name on photo ID and will be checked at the door.

About the Book

Are you the black sheep in your family who chafes at traditions and seeks examples of how to redefine them?

The Wisdom of Guncles is about queer people and our relationship with family — however we choose to define it. Featuring a diverse pantheon of gay uncles (“guncles”) and other queer mentors, these stories offer unique perspectives about life, love, and personal empowerment.

With each chapter, I examine what various LGBTQ+ experiences teach about disrupting norms, exploring identity, and creating chosen families that affirm one’s truth. Readers will ponder questions such as:


  • How do I challenge and change traditions that hide those that are different?
  • If I choose to never dim my light, will I become a beacon for others lost in the dark?
  • How will recovering past stories and unsung heroes help us create a better future?
  • How can I leave a space more welcoming that how I found it?


The Wisdom of Guncles shares ten powerful journeys, each bearing knowledge honed through struggle and triumph, on living with audacious authenticity and compassion. While these narratives are unapologetically queer, they hold universal lessons about the human condition that, like all stories about family, are grounded in love.

About the Author

Michael is an artist, author, and activist based in Washington, DC, with more than 21 years of advancing diversity, equity, and social justice through brand strategy, digital marketing, and creative storytelling. He led the rebrand of a Fortune 500 company as its first Director of Brand and serves as a senior advisor for leaders in defense and intelligence. His first book The Wisdom of Guncles is a manifesto for how the queer experience provides unique insight for the Black Sheep in all of us. Michael was born in Manila, Philippines, raised in Sydney, Australia, and spent his teenage years in California. He is proud to come back to his home state to share his author journey and his book with family, friends, and his new readers.


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