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Pride & Joy: Lgbtq Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes
Pride & Joy: Lgbtq Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes | Kathleen Archambeau
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Stories of success, happiness and hope from the LGBT community Stories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes tells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it. Discover LGBT community stories that will stir you and reveal: why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice. why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his mother. how being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco's life and how Ugandan activist "LongJones" escaped death threats and gained asylum. Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives. Be inspired by LGBT community stories that celebrate the human spirit: Be emboldened by the bravery of a Uruguayan author who was rejected by her immediate family even as she began a family of her own. Be inspired by the audacity to fight for justice that motivates National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, a Mormon who grew up in Utah. Learn how two couples transcend time and distance to finally be together and how one NBA sports executive summoned the courage to come out. Discover the message of love from the first openly lesbian United Methodist Church Bishop. Learn the secrets of successful OUT IBM executive based in London and the rewards of Ballroom Basix founder in Harlem. See how the Maori philosophy of whānau guided the MP who won marriage rights in New Zealand and how high expectations overcame disability and bullying for an acclaimed mezzo-soprano. Know how the Armenian Genocide and family tensions impacted a professional violinist and composer. Pride & Joy is a window into the LGBTQ community for straight friends, allies, parents and families of this finally emerging marginalized group. There's hope that, in the words of Dan Savage, "It Gets Better" for: the transgender choreographer and dancer who continues to break rules and enlighten audiences to the Dutch singer, songwriter and independent theater producer who breaks down stereotypes. the Russian emigre award-winning computer scientist to the Chinese folk dancer. the founder of an award-winning smoking cessation program to the California Political Director of the Obama re-election campaign. and, for Entrepreneurs and gay dads, ballroom dancers and Hungarian activists on neo-Nazi "hit lists."
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When Oscar Wilde visited Walt Whitman he saw a book that Whitman had inscribed for a friend. This is now on exhibit at the Morgan Lubrary in NYC. I am so touched that Wilde wanted to leave something that indelible connected the two. He wrote”The spirit who living so blamelessly yet dared to kiss the smitten mouth of his own century” #pride

Alfoster Love Wilde! 3mo
Tonton Wow 3mo
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Happy Pride Month everybody 🤩

This month I'm digging deep into my shelves and reading all my #LGBTQ books I've been staring at for a while.

So do you have any recommendations?
Maybe some I've not heard of before?
Do you have a favourite queer book's?

#happysafepride #pride #queerbooks #queerauthors #readingmyownbooks #enjoyreading #queer ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖💯👭🌼🌸🌈🦄🐞

TrishB I just read this recently . The dialect and writing style is quite difficult, but the story worth it. 9mo
kaysworld1 @TrishB oh brilliant thank you I have added it xx 9mo
bookishkris I‘m about to bombard you with suggestions. Anything by Rachel Gold, Bill Konigsberg, Nancy Garden. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg. The Sea of Light by Jenifer Levin. A trio of autobiographical books by Paul Monette: Becoming a Man, Borrowed Time, and Last Watch of the Night. Mama‘s Boy by Dustin Lance Black. 9mo
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kaysworld1 @bookishkris thank you very much I will check them all out 🧡🌼 if you think of anymore please let me know. Do you have Goodreads I have a list on their I add to x 9mo
AnnCollins I know this is an old post but On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous was fantastic. Highly recommend. 7mo
kaysworld1 @AnnCollins I've heard of that book I'll check it out at the library thank you x 7mo
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Coming off a happy weekend I cannot stop gushing over my sister. A beautiful young woman #resplendent in her gown. #SeasonsReadings2017 @RealLifeReading #lgbtq #HRC

ReadingSusan Love her hair and dress! So gorgeous. 2y
Godmotherx5 @ReadingSusan Both her hair & gown turned out nice. 2y
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