Brice D. Smith, author of “Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men,” will present an address. Smith’s book was chosen the Fall 2018 President’s Diversity Common Read at the University of Northern Iowa, and is a biography what may have been the first transgender man to publicly identify as gay. Sullivan also was an activist for trans men from the 1960s to the 1980s and contributed to our modern understanding of sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity. “Lou Sullivan: Daring to be a Man Among Men” was a 2018 Lambda Literary Award finalist and is currently being adapted for a feature film. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at Smith’s address.
Smith coordinated the Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project.
He and his wife life in Milwaukee. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.