365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year) : Discover LGBTQ+ history one day at a time

365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year) : Discover LGBTQ+ history one day at a time

Regular price £16.99

Charlotte MacMillan-Scott

MacMillan-Scott, Charlotte

Category: Gay & Lesbian Interest

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 5/4/23

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 384 pages, 370+ color illustrations

Weight: 946

Dimensions: 168 x 217 x 34

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 2023*'A fascinating, whistle-stop tour of LGBTQIA+ icons and allies from across the globe and throughout history... This will be a great LGBTQIA+ reference book for years to come.' Peter Tatchell - Human Rights CampaignerA fun and fascinating compendium of LGBTQ+ icons, one for every day of the year, and a celebration of queer history - or as RuPaul would say; Herstory! Discover your queer hero and learn something new every day with 365 Gays of the Year, an accessible and fun introduction to LGBTQ+ history through the people that made it. Carefully curated and thoughtfully researched, author Lewis Laney assigns a person or group of note to each day of the year to form the ultimate LGBTQ+ hall of fame. Legendary queer icons such as Marsha P Johnson and Freddie Mercury sit alongside lesser known but equally important names such as activist Renee Cafiero, blood donor Barbara Vick, and Sappho the lesbian poet (who was doing her thing in 570BC). All have contributed amazing achievements to the LGBTQ+ story. Each month also features one ally - inspiring heterosexual people who have all contributed something significant to the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. People like Elizabeth Taylor who "brought AIDS out of the closet and into the ballroom - where there was money to be raised". Each entry comprises a short biography plus a brief explanation about why that celebratory date represents an important milestone. Lewis brings international figures to life (famous and lesser-known) with his witty and uplifting prose which are peppered with little-known facts and accompanied by bright illustrative portraits from the hugely talented Charlotte MacMillan-Scott. This witty, unique celebration of queer history promises to inspire and empower readers with its wealth of bright stars.