“Straight Jacket” Book Brunch Club

Posted on June 28, 2016 by The Quest

Conversation for curious minds

Curious minds come together to explore the personal implications of the new book “Straight Jacket – How to be Gay and Happy” by Matthew Todd.

Written by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude, the UK’s best- selling gay magazine, Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be – and if not, why not?

Meticulously researched, courageous and life-affirming, Straight Jacket offers invaluable practical advice on how to overcome a range of difficult issues. It also recognises that this is a watershed moment, a piercing wake-up-call-to-arms for the gay and wider community to acknowledge the importance of supporting all young people – and helping older people to transform their experience and finally get the lives they really want.

There are 3 “Straight Jacket” Book Brunch sessions: 
 Shame, Escape, Recovery

You can attend all or just one of the sessions:

Learn from the book, the book brunch leader Darren Brady (Co-founder The Quest) and the other participants.

Each session will explore the content of the book, allow for personal stories be aired and for croissants to be shared. Its all about community, conversation, connection.

It promises to be an insightful, entertaining and connecting way to spend a late Sunday morning.

Brunch: (Optional) Coffee, Tea, Croissants from 10am

Book: Conversation from 11am – 1pm


Shame: Sunday 10th July

Escape: Sunday 17th July

Recovery: Sunday 24th July


To secure your place email darren@darrenbrady.com

£15 per Book Brunch Session. Cash only. Pay on the door.

Venue: SSE, The Fire Station 139 Tooley St, London Bridge, London.

Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book and are requested to bring breakfast items to share

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