Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women by: Dr. Mignon R. Moore

In her fascinating new book Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women (California Press), UCLA Sociology professor Dr. Mignon R. Moore brings to light the family life of a group that has been largely invisible-gay women of color-in ways that challenge longstanding ideas about racial identity, family formation, and motherhood. She followed 100 Black American and Caribbean-born lesbians for more than three years, and draws from interviews, surveys and field notes to explore how we come into the Life of being gay, how we find partners, form families, and live our lives in our racial and ethnic communities. Invisible Families is available for purchase at,, local bookstores and wherever books are sold.

Mignon is starting off her book tour with two Book Release Parties:
LOS ANGELES BOOK RELEASE: Sunday, Oct 16th, 4-7pm Eso Won Bo

oks 4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles (Leimert Park). Food & Drinks Served
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA READING: Friday, Oct 21st San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Time TBA
She will read from her book and sign your copy. Both events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC – children are welcome!

For information on other stops on the INVISIBLE FAMILIES book tour or tohave a reading in your city or town, contact Mignon: or follow her on Facebook

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