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Over 30 LGBTQI writers, playwrights, activists, and artists will read passages on camera from their favorite influential works of queer literature and poetry for the first marathon Virtual Global Queer Read-In Thursday.

The event’s online broadcast is set to be a 12-hour marathon with more than 30 readers. 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, actor Alfre Woodard, playwright Charles Busch, writer/poet Alexis De Veaux, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins and more will read on Thursday, June 25 starting at noon (Pacific Time) on Zoom and Twitch.

The event is hosted by longtime syndicated community radio program This Way Out. You can get streaming details at