6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy: Peter Gajdics in Conversation With Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Peter Gajdics is the author of The Inheritance of Shame, just published by Brown Paper Press, which tells the harrowingly true story of his six years in Gay conversion therapy. Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased, says the Gajdics memoir is “a necessary, incredibly nuanced portrait of a survivor. The Inheritance of Shame will change lives." Gajdics, from Canada, appears with East Bay author Lucy Jane Bledsoe Thursday, May 25, 7-8 p.m. at Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway, in Oakland. Bledsoe will interview Gajdics, and both authors will read from their work. Bledsoe's newest novel, A Thin Bright Line, is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. The New York Times says Bledsoe's book “triumphs as an intimate and humane evocation of day-to-day life under inhumane circumstances.” Free admission and free refreshments. A book signing follows the discussion.