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50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of Lgbtq+ Icons (Hardcover)
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This book may be travel-size, but its contents are mighty. As author Dan Jones writes in his introduction, the people contained in its pages are “Tough-ass political activitsts and sugary pop culture icons, plus non-binary pioneers nand gender non-conformists, gay codebreakers, and trans revolutionaries.” In succinct, clear prose, Jones elaborates on the major biographical points and achievements of fifty people who have contributed to the LGBTQ+ movement through activism, art, or simply fearlessly being themselves. Bright, color-blocked illustrations by Michelle Rosenthal add to the celebration. ~Margaret— From Margaret's Picks
LGBT people are some of the coolest in history - Freddie Mercury, Divine, Virginia Woolf, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol... the list goes on. Queer subculture has had an enormous impact on style, music, science, art and literature. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court, to Rupaul acting as an ambassador for drag on network television, queer people have fought to express their identities and make a difference. This book will celebrate the lives, work, and unique perspectives of the icons who changed the world. Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time.
About the Author
Dan Jones is a journalist and editor based in London, and also a style consultant, working with brands like Topman and Swatch, and publishers like Condé Nast. He is the author of The Mixer's Manual, Gin, and Man Made.