A fun and fascinating compendium of LGBTQ+ icons, one for every day of the year, and a celebration of queer history – or as RuPaul would say; Herstory!
Discover your queer hero and learn something new every day with 365 Gays of the Year , an accessible and fun introduction to LGBTQ+ history through the people that made it.
Carefully curated and thoughtfully researched, author Lewis Laney assigns a person or group of note to each day of the year to form the ultimate LGBTQ+ hall of fame.
Legendary queer icons such as Marsha P Johnson and Freddie Mercury sit alongside lesser known but equally important names such as activist Renée Cafiero , blood donor Barbara Vick , and Sappho the lesbian poet (who was doing her thing in 570BC).
All have contributed amazing achievements to the LGBTQ+ story. Each month also features one ally - inspiring heterosexual people who have all contributed something significant to the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. People like Elizabeth Taylor who “brought AIDS out of the closet and into the ballroom – where there was money to be raised”.
Each entry comprises a short biography plus a brief explanation about why that celebratory date represents an important milestone.
Lewis brings international figures to life (famous and lesser-known) with his witty and uplifting prose which are peppered with little-known facts and accompanied by bright illustrative portraits from the hugely talented Charlotte MacMillan-Scott.
This witty, unique celebration of queer history promises to inspire and empower readers with its wealth of bright stars.
Hardcover, 384 pages Published by White Lion Publishing (April 2023) ISBN-13: 9780711273702 Dimensions: 16.89 x 3.56 x 21.72 cm