Convention 2016 Keynote Speaker Announced

May 8, 2016

Convention is a time for Brothers from all over the globe to gather and celebrate the bonds of Brotherhood, learn about our past, and work together to lead the next generation of Lambda Men in planning our future. This year, we’re heading to Austin, Texas– the “Live Music Capital of the World!” This will be our first time back in The Lone Star State for Convention since 1999! They say everything’s bigger in Texas and we’re taking that to heart. This Convention will be bigger and better than ever, with discussions on hot-button issues, educational workshops, new social events, and the kickoff of our 30th anniversary celebration!
We’re beyond excited to announce that our Convention 2016 keynote speaker will be the one and only Justin Sayre!
Justin has been described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg,” and was recently named one of LA’s 16 funniest LGBT comedians by Frontiers Magazine. Sayre is best known as the creator and host of the downtown hit, The Meeting*, now in it’s 7th season at Joe’s Pub in New York City. The Meeting* was named among the Top Nightclub shows of 2013 by Time Out New York and Sayre received a 2012  Bistro Award for “Comedy Artistry.” The Meeting* has also spawned the Annual Night of Thousand Judys, which benefits the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. He currently works as a staff writer on the CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls” and has appeared opposite Lisa Kudrow on HBO’s “The Comeback.” His first young adult novel, Husky, was published by Penguin Books in 2015. A sequel is set to hit stands this September. His works for the theatre include: Love’s Refrain, presented at LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club and The Boy Sonata, presented at Hot! Queer Theatre Festival. Edge New York says of Sayre:
Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I’m not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlum or Charles Busch.

Brothers should register now on MyDLP!