Magnet (4122 18th Street) will begin hosting a bi-monthly book club starting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30pm. John Waters’s newly released memoir Role Models is the July book club selection. Copies are available at A Different Light bookstore (489 Castro Street) with a 10% discount for book club members.
Meetings will be held at Magnet’s storefront every second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The second meeting to discuss John Waters’s Role Models will take place on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30pm. Discussion will be led by A Different Light’s event coordinator and will feature special appearances to be announced.
The partnership comes as a response to a growing interest in the Castro for community activities revolving around literature and open discussion. Magnet’s unique and innovative approach to sexual health lends itself to supporting all aspects of one’s life in HIV/STI prevention and self-care. The book club provides a space for people to make new friends, engage existing ones and intellectually engage each other in a unique space in the Castro. Waters’s book shares speaks to years of progressive outlooks on sexuality from sharing his own experiences as a gay man to vignettes of Tennesee Williams and pornographer Bobby Garcia.
Celebrating seven years in the Castro, MAGNET is a place where gay men connect. In addition to our clinical services, MAGNET is also an art gallery, lounge and internet café. A program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, our mission is to promote the physical, mental and social well-being of gay men.
Since 1979, A DIFFERENT LIGHT bookstore has been committed to serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community. We have been bookstore, social hall, sanctuary and life-line. With our world-famous store in San Francisco and, now, online - our commitment extends beyond the West Coast to the rest of the country and the world.