Straight Jacket (Paperback)
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Straight Jacket (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 08/03/2018
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'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet' - Elton John

Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be - and if not, why not?

Meticulously researched, courageous and life-affirming, Straight Jacket offers invaluable practical advice on how to overcome a range of difficult issues.

It also recognizes that this is a watershed moment, a piercing wake-up-call-to-arms for the gay and wider community to acknowledge the importance of supporting all young people - and helping older people to transform their experience and finally get the lives they really want.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552778404
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An essential book...  After reading the book, tender as it is, you can't help but want to share your own experiences. Consider Straight Jacket a call to arms.' - The Independent

'Matthew Todd thought he had long since dealt with the demons surrounding his sexuality. In [his] new book, he reveals the crisis of shame facing the gay community - and how to solve it.' - The Observer 

'Straight Jacket documents Todd's own childhood experiences, and the long-term mental health and addiction issues he has suffered; he is also using it to call for a government inquiry into the experiences of LGBT children at school.' - The Guardian

'Matthew Todd dares to shine a light on the dark legacy of gay shame [and] it's not a pretty sight...There are some uncomfortable and downright terrifying truths to be confronted in Todd's brilliant, essential new book. It's difficult to underestimate the importance of Straight Jacket. If you are struggling and want help and don't know where to look, this book is a great place to start. But even if you're not, [it] is by far one of the most important books you'll read this year.' - Gay Community News Ireland

'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet.' - Elton John

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Tuesday 30th July 19:30

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Matthew Todd ('Straight Jacket', 'Pride') is in conversation with Jonathan Blake looking back at the uprising and the events that followed that transformed the lives of the LGBTQ community. Join them as they examine the past and then look to the future asking: “What is there still left to do?”

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Brighton Pride: An Evening With Matthew Todd and Jonathan Blake

Brighton Pride: An Evening With Matthew Todd and Jonathan Blake

Brighton
Wednesday 31st July 19:30

Join Matthew Todd as he discusses his new book 'Pride' and then answers your anonymous questions. Matthew will be joined by Jonathan Blake providing perspectives on LGBTQ history from Stonewall to the present, and how we can remain activists going into the future.

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Brighton Pride: A Celebration

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Brighton
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Join Matthew Todd as he discusses his new book, 'Pride', and shares his thoughts on why it is important to remain an activist as we move forward into the future. The mic will then be open for attendees to come forward and share their experiences on why they celebrate Pride.

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