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Authoritative, comprehensive and fascinating progress through the ups and downs of LGBTQ+ history
An inspirational history of the LGBTQ+ movement
With activist and founder of LGBT History Month and Schools OUT UK, Susan Sanders, as consultant, you can be confident that the information in this essential resource is reliable as well as being engaging and highly readable. The foreword by celebrity actor Layton Williams and the Why I Have Pride vignettes interspersed throughout the book, featuring young people from across the whole spectrum of the LBGTQ+ community, will ensure a high level of interest from young people and provide empowering messages for them to read. Starting from the evidence of acceptance in ancient history through the growth of persecution as Christianity flourishes in Europe, the brutality of the Inquisition, the recurrence of the death penalty for homosexuality around the world and the disaster of the Aids epidemic, this book does not hide the darker side of the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, but the emphasis is very much on the brave people who took on the fight against discrimination, prejudice and injustice. So, although agonising setbacks occurred, the overall progress has been upwards and the overall impact of the book is to inspire and celebrate. Helped, no doubt, by the rainbow coloured cover and vibrant illustrations. The timeline of milestones, comprehensive index and glossary and guide to sources of further information add value as a reference tool, but this is very much a book that will be read with pleasure and I hope with pride!
Stella Caldwell, author, says: “Researching and writing this book gave me a startling insight into the courageous struggle that lies at the heart of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. And of course, it’s a fight that is far from over – around the world, LGBTQ+ people continue to encounter prejudice and discrimination in many forms. I really hope this book will inspire young LGBTQ+ people to have real pride in who they are – and I hope it will help any young person to appreciate the incredible sacrifices made by those who have fought for change, and to understand the issues still facing the LGBTQ+ community today."
Sue Sanders, consultant editor says: “It is crucial for young LGBT+ people and questioning young people to have knowledge about the LGBTQ+ community that made it clear that LGBTQ+ people have always existed and that they have been responsible for many contributions to society. This book can go someway to celebrate and educate both LGBTQ+ people and their allies on the diversity and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community”
Whoever you are, HAVE PRIDE.
This inspirational history of the international LGBTQ+ movement will teach readers to accept and have pride in themselves and others, whatever their sexuality. It details the struggles and successes of LGBTQ+ movements around the world, looking at decriminalisation, the Stonewall riots and their legacy, global Pride movements, the HIV/AIDS crisis and equal marriage.
It also includes profiles of significant LGBTQ+ figures from history and messages from young, modern-day members of the LGBTQ+ community, explaining why they have pride in themselves - and why you should, too.
|Publication date:||9th July 2020|
|Publisher:||Welbeck Publishing Group|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||History, People / Places, Personal Social Health Economic , Politics & Law|
Stella Caldwell is an experienced children’s author. She studied English Literature at university, and has worked in book publishing as an editor and author for many years.More About Stella Caldwell