Pansy Division Co-Founder Tells All

By GLAAD |
April 22, 2009
Jon Ginoli, the openly gay guitarist and co-founder of the queercore punk band Pansy Division, is currently on a nationwide book tour, promoting his autobiography. Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division delves into the reasons why Ginoli felt compelled to live authentically in the punk rock scene of the early '90s. Though the band was upfront and open about their queercore sensibilities, they were still met with resistance and flat-out homophobia from many of their contemporaries. Yes, they toured with Green Day, but they also struggled with being fully accepted by the more mainstream punk rock genre. We weren't lying when we told you he was going on a nationwide book tour. In just a few months, Ginoli will hit over 60 venues in 45 cities. That means he should be coming to your town soon! Most events are completely free, and if you're lucky, you'll hear Ginoli give an acoustic set and see clips from the 2008 documentary Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band, directed by Michael Carmona. Personal appearances: April 22, 2009 @ 7:30 PM Outwrite Books 991 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA April 23, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Criminal Records 1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA April 24, 2009 @ 12:00 PM Borders/Waldenbooks 190 Marietta St NW # 265 (One CNN Center), Atlanta, GA April 25, 2009 @ 6:00 PM Borders/Waldenbooks 2760 N Germantown Pkwy, Memphis, TN April 27, 2009 @ 8:00 PM The Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS April 29, 2009 @ 7:30 PM Tattered Cover 1628 16th Street (the LoDo store), Denver, CO

The man of the hour

April 30, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble 2915 Pearl St., Boulder, CO May 1, 2009 @ 6:30 PM Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore 254 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT May 2, 2009 @ 7:00 PM R5 Records 2500 16th St, Sacramento, CA May 4, 2009 @ 7:30 AM A Different Light 489 Castro St, San Francisco, CA May 7, 2009 @ 7PM Under One Roof 549 Castro St, San Francisco, CA May 8, 2009 @ 7:30 PM Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA May 9, 2009 @ 7:00 PM The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ

Pansy Division's new CD

May 10, 2009 @ 10:00 PM Borders 2402 East Camelback Road,  Phoenix, AZ May 11, 2009 @ 7:00PM University of New Mexico May 13, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Borders 3600 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX May 14, 2009 @ 6:00 PM Borders 570 Meyerland Plaza, Houston, TX May 15, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Bookpeople 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX

2008 Documentary

May 16, 2009 @ 2:00 PM Full Circle Books 1900 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK May 17, 2009 @ 6:00 PM Kirby's Beer Store 3227 E 17th St N, Wichita, KS May 18, 2009 @ 6:00 PM Barnes & Noble 420 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO May 19, 2009 @ 5:30 PM Euclid Records 601 East Lockwood, St. Louis, MO May 19, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Left Bank Books 399 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO May 20, 2009  @ 7:00 PM Carmichaels Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY May 21, 2009 @ 6:30 PM Barnes & Noble 500 S. Main Street, Detroit/Royal Oak, MI May 22, 2009 @ 6:30 PM Aroma Cafe 118 N. Neil, Champaign, IL May 26, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Tool Shed 2427 N Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI May 28, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Barnes & Noble 3333 Oakview Dr, Omaha, NE May 30, 2009 @ 8:00 PM Queer Documentary Film Festival Portland, OR June 5 Rebel Reading Series Event at The Knockout 3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA June 6 Pansy Division + Deflowered performance Yerba Buena 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA If you can't make it to any of these appearances in person, Deflowered is in stores now, retailing at $16.95. Cleis Press is the publisher. For more of their titles, click here.
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