This Book Will Save Your Life

the book’s two authors Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo

A book tour about coming out aims to bring communities together.

This is a Book for the Parents of Gay Kids is a new plain-English resource for—obviously—parents of gay kids. It’s a simple concept, but a much-needed resource that does not exist and could help countless parents who are struggling to understand their child’s sexuality.

Issues and questions addressed in the book include “I’m worried that my child won’t ever have a family”; “This goes against my beliefs, but I want to support my child”; and “I think my very young child might be gay. What should I do?”

This fall, the book’s two authors Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo will embark on a 21-city tour to promote the publication just in time for National Coming Out Day on October 11. Owens-Reid and Russo have been conducting dialogues with LGBTQ youth for over four years through their award-winning website, Everyone is Gay, on Facebook and Twitter. Now, the dialogue continues with the book and the tour, details below:


21 City Tour for This is a Book for the Parents of Gay Kids

Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 7:30pm

Skylight Books: 1818 N Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 7:00pm

University of Utah: 201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Friday, November 7th, 2014, 6:30pm

Boulder Bookstore: 1107 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 4:00pm

Prairie Lights Bookstore: 15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, 7:00pm

Macalester College: 1600 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 7:00pm

Center on Halsted: 3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60613

Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 4:00pm

Location To Be Announced: Columbus, OH

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 8:00pm

Glad Day Bookshop: 598 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z3, Canada

Thursday, November 20th, 2014, 7:00pm

Concordia University: 1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, GM-801, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1N2

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 7:00pm

Brookline Booksmith: 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 1:00pm

Book Revue: 313 New York Ave, Huntington, NY 11743

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 7:00pm

Bluestockings: 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Monday, December 1st, 2014 7:00pm

Virginia Commonwealth University: 821 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 7:00pm

Park Road Books: 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209

Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 7:00pm

Circular Congregational Church: 150 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Friday, December 5th, 2014, 7:30 pm

Charis Books and More: 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA, 30307

Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 2:00pm

Parnassus Books: 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Monday, December 8th, 2014, 7:00pm

University of Alabama at Birmingham: 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 7:00 pm

Location To Be Announced: New Orleans, L

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 7:00 pm

Zion Lutheran Church: 3606 Beauchamp St, Houston, TX 77009

Friday, December 12th, 2014 7:00 pm