The Trope team was overjoyed to welcome friends and fans to celebrate the launch of LGBTQ+ Icons by David Lee Csicsko and Owen Keehnen with a talk, book signing, and gallery show on September 22.
Queer author, activist, and grassroots historian Owen Keehnen has written several fiction and nonfiction books and has been published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide. He is a co-founder of The Legacy Project, a Chicago-based LGBTQ history, arts, and education organization. Owen lives in Chicago and was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame for his dedication to fostering LGBTQ culture and preserving its past.
From music to movies, literature to dance – the arts have always been influenced by the work of LGBTQ people. LGBTQ+ Icons spotlights the history and contributions of 50 pioneering artists who lived and worked around the world.