Brooklyn Talks: Miss Major


April 4, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $25 ($15 for Members). Add a copy of Miss Major Speaks at checkout.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, email us at

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy—a Stonewall Riots leader, transgender activist, and former sex worker—reads from her memoir, Miss Major Speaks: Conversations with a Black Trans Revolutionary. Miss Major draws from her experiences surviving Bellevue psychiatric hospital, Attica prison, and the HIV/AIDS crisis to share advice with younger generations and queer and trans people. After the reading, she and coauthor Toshio Meronek discuss critical themes in the book, including mutual aid and envisioning freedom beyond mainstream institutions and nonprofit organizing. The program culminates with a book signing.

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. 

Image caption and credit: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. (Photo: courtesy of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Toshio Meronek)