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“Oddly Normal” Book Talk with New York Times' Correspondent John Schwartz


Gates Common Room
third floor of Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. (east of Tutt Library) (map)


A FREE book talk and discussion with New York Times reporter and author of Oddly Normal: One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality, John Schwartz.  Oddly Normal is the memoir of a father who knows early on that his son is different. The author shares his families challenges with educators that aim to define their son as an outsider, how they handle the “should we just ask him if he’s gay” question, and talks about loving our children, especially when they do not yet know how to love themselves.   Reading by Schwartz at 5:30. Panel hosted by Inside Out Youth Services and PFLAG 6:30 to 7:30 with information on local family acceptance and safe schools work.     This event is  free of charge and that tickets are not necessary, but seating is limited so please RSVP to     Check out Schwartz interviewed by NPR’s Terry Gross:    
“Oddly Normal” Book Talk with New York Times' Correspondent John Schwartz
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee:
    • Free. Donations are welcome. general public
    • Free. Donations are welcome. for students
    • Free. Donations are welcome. with a CC ID
  • Tickets: No tickets required.
  • Sponsored By: Colorado College, Inside Out Youth Services, The Colorado Springs Independent, and Colorado Springs PFLAG
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