GayTalk 2.0 – Episode 221 – LOT SIX with Guest David Adjmi

On today’s episode, the boys attempt to get into weekends, but the Dish takes over. The conversation starts with Tom sharing how the US House passed HR 3094, which would designate Club Pulse as a nation memorial, in which to honor the 49 lives taken 4 years ago, on June 12, 2016. In the wake of COVID-19, Chris mentions a lost home for the LGBTQI+ individuals of New Brunswick, while the cast reports on how The Stonewall Inn’s legacy will live on, thanks to a $250,000 donation from the Gill Foundation.

Returning from break, we welcome guest David Adjmi, author of LOT SIX, a memoir in where he recounts his tumultuous search for identity with the same dazzling skill that has propelled him to dizzying heights in the theater world. A closeted Syrian Sephardic Jew growing up in a gossipy, insular Brooklyn community in the 1970s and 1980s, David was increasingly desperate to recreate himself—so he turned to art for clues on who to become. Spanning decades, this vibrant chronicle unspools what he calls “a Dickensian story of self-invention inside a complicated framework of friendship and family.” We closed the show with our “GayTalk Term and “on This Day in Gay history”…