United Queerdom (Paperback)

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Throughout the 1970s the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of Britain. Inspired by the Stonewall riots in the US, the GLF demanded a worldwide “Queer Nation.” Yet half a century on, LGBT+ inequality is still rife. Complete LGBT+ liberation means housing rights, universal healthcare, economic freedom and more. Some believe we are now free and should behave, assimilate and become palatable – but until we achieve full liberation we can only expect further discrimination and harassment.

Birth of the Queer is a collection of interviews with surviving members of the Gay Liberation Front, documented as part of a film and book project to mark the fiftieth anniversary of “Pride in London” in 2020. It tells the stories behind the people who started Pride, and evocatively captures fifty years of LGBT+ protest from the GLF to 2020. Protest is essential to queer identity, and this book uncovers the back-breaking hard work as well as the glamorous stories of those who rebelled against injustice and were central to the birth of queer liberation.

About the Author


Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, mentor, performer and writer. He uses music, performance and protest to catalyse love, soul, revolution, and justice in communities confronting injustice. Glass is an educator from Training for Transformation. Glass has been named one of Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models for LGBT youth, GaydarRadio Heroes Awards for Gay Rights activism and a Guardian "UK youth climate leader" for famously superglueing the Prime Minister. Glass was named Activist of the Year at the 2017 Sexual Freedom Awards for contributions to sex-positive, queer, healthcare, and human rights movements for social justice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786998767
ISBN-10: 1786998769
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 272
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