Abdi Nazemian

“I approach every moment in life as an opportunity for creativity. Each classroom visit or speaking engagement is a chance to create connection, hope, and inspiration. Stories saved me and shaped me when I was a young queer immigrant, and it’s an honor to share my passion with a new generation.”


Abdi Nazemian is the author of Like a Love Story – a Stonewall Honor Book – Only This Beautiful Moment, The Chandler Legacies, and The Authentics. His novel The Walk-In Closet won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction.

Abdi’s screenwriting credits include the films The Artist’s Wife, The Quiet, and Menendez: Blood Brothers and the television series Ordinary Joe and The Village. He has been an executive producer and associate producer on numerous films, including Call Me by Your Name, Little Woods, and The House of Tomorrow.

He lives in Los Angeles with his husband, their two children, and their dog, Disco.

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