Rob Smith, an activist and author who served during the Iraq War, will appear at the VFW from 6 to 8 p.m. June 13.
The public is invited to the event at Post 3911, 2200 North Roosevelt Blvd.
Smith, who is this year's Pride parade grand marshal, will be reading excerpts of his book, "Closets, Combat and Coming Out." Signed copies will be available.
The event is sponsored by the Key West Business Guild, which organizes the annual Pride event. This year's Pride is June 11-15. A schedule of events is available at keywestpride.org.