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The Way We are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century (Paperback)
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The Way We are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century (Paperback)

Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 26/04/2006
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"We are complicated; we are a weird, beautiful, wise, stupid, vulnerable, dangerous form of life. Outsiders simply learn to recognise this picture of humankind sooner than the rest. - Antony Sher. "People describe me as over the top, but nobody's ever told me what the top is I'm supposed to be over." - Maggi Hambling. "I have a strong sense of having ridden on the hard work and struggle of a lot of people who were more committed and clear-sighted than I ever was." - Alan Hollinghurst. The arrival of civil partnership in Britain in 2005 was welcomed with a "Sun" editorial celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Elton John and David Furnish. Beneath the headline 'Gay Pride', the newspaper - once doggedly hostile to homosexuality - claimed the event would 'lend a touch of stardust' to modern Britain. The "Way We Are Now" is a compelling account of the way the world has been transformed for millions of gay people within a generation. Lesbians and gay men discuss their lives and work with remarkable candour. Contributors include actor Antony Sher, artist Maggi Hambling, novelists Alan Hollinghurst, Stella Duffy and V.G. Lee, historian David Starkey, columnist and former politician Matthew Parris, pianist Stephen Hough, activist Irshad Manji, journalist Jane Czyzselska and Brian Paddick, Britain's most senior gay police officer.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826487858
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 17 mm

Mention of forthcoming book in piece by Ben Summerskill--Ben Summerskill, Observer "Observer "
'a fantastic book on modern queer life.'Queer Oxford Magazine, Summer 2006
'a timely publication' --Attitude Magazine, 1 June 2006
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Title mention in piece by Ben Summerskill--Ben Summerskill, The Guardian "The Guardian "
'a fantastic book on modern queer life.' Queer Oxford Magazine, Summer 2006
'a timely publication' --Sanford Lakoff
"While there's little in the way of analysis, it's a moving and inspiring read"- Morning Star Newspaper, November 2006." "--Sanford Lakoff
'[I]t's good to remind ourselves that change for the better does happen and often in ways that are quite subtle. Reading The Way We Are one such way of doing's a loving and inspiring read.'--Sanford Lakoff "Morning Star "

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