Michael Arceneaux: I Can't Date Jesus

Wednesday July 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of I Can't Date Jesus or a $15 gift card in-store at the event to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the stairs or elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

It’s no question that equality for LGBTQ people has come a long way, but voices of persons of color within the community continue to remain stifled to this day. With distinctive wit and candor, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned look at minority life in today’s America, challenging every bigoted and ignorant argument along his journey into self-acceptance, in a world that seeks to reject him.

Michael writes with an engaging tone about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing close and intimate encounters; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.

I Can’t Date Jesus is a timely collection of essays that tell—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.

Join us as Michael sits down with Doreen St. Felix from The New Yorker to share his story.