Mike Albo and Brontez Purnell: Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Was A Hornito?

Published 14 years apart Mike Albo’s Hornito (2001) and Brontez Purnell’s Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger (2015) are a literature pairing made in queer heaven. Both have as their driving force the yearnings, learnings and explorations of sweet, funny, unapologetically horny protagonists on the hunt for community, love, and dick. Both books provide an insider view into the cultural context in which they were written: Hornito’s late 90s white queer New York, and Johnny’s contemporary black Bay Area queer punk activist scene.

Albo and Purnell will read from their books, come together in conversation, and then take questions

Purchase both books from the Bureau! Write us to have us hold copies for you: [email protected]

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Hosted by Theodore (Ted) Kerr and William Johnson.

Mike Albo

Mike Albo

Mike Albo is a writer and a performer. He is the author of the novels Hornito (HarperCollins), The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (Bloomsbury) and The Junket, a Kindle Single, and the newly released, “Spermhood: Diary of a Donor”, a Kindle Single. His solo shows include Please Everything Burst, My Price Point, and The Junket, which appeared Off Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in 2014.

Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell

Brontez Purnell is a zinester, writer, dancer and musician, who lives in California. He is the author of The Crusing Diaries, Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger, and Fag School. He is a member of the punk band Younger Lovers and has appeared in the films I Want Your Love, and Together People.




William Johnson is the online editor of the Lambda Literary Review.

Canadian born Theodore Kerr is a Brooklyn based writer and organizer with a focus on HIV/AIDS.


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