Marsha P. Johnson, Keith Haring, Harvey Milk, Audre Lorde, RuPaul... the names of pioneers and trailblazers who have advanced the LGBTQI+ cause and helped bring about new human rights. This book pays tribute in 50 portraits to the activists, personalities, writers and artists who have advanced the LGBTQI+ movement and celebrates those who have fought and are fighting every day to create a more inclusive and tolerant world. To coincide with a new touring exhibition of Florent Manelli's artworks.
Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications
Number of pages: 296
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 20 mm
"A wonderful way to learn more about living LGBT+ history through the people who peacefully challenge the world to be more inclusive and above all, happier." - Tony Malone, writer of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: The Practical Guide; "From Marsha P. Johnson to Adrian de la Vega, via Hamed Sinno, Laverne Cox, Jean Chong, Anohni or Hanne Gaby Odiele (and yes, I chose to end with the Belgian personality of the book!), the author puts women, men and others at the heart of the LGBT+ cause, showing in passing that there is not only one way to be militant and that the path to a more inclusive world can take many directions. Biographical directories are non-fiction books that I particularly like. I'm more of a fictional reader, so being able to inform myself through a book that gathers information to peck at will is what suits me best. Each portrait is an opportunity to discover a part of LGBTQI+ history and the issues facing the people concerned. The graphic beauty of the book makes you want to come back to it regularly, and I particularly appreciate the diversity of the people represented, both in terms of gender identities and sexual orientations as well as ethnic origins. An essential to discover in a short time a whole part of queer culture and, in the words of the author himself, "to celebrate the courage, the beauty of being and the rage to live by being oneself". --The Literary Blog