Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781529113310 Category:

We Can Do Better Than This

Amelia Abraham, Beth Ditto, Owen Jones, Peppermint, Olly Alexander, Wolfgang Tillmans, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 26/05/2022 ISBN: 9781529113310 Category:
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How do we shape a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Shon Faye and more share their stories and visions for the future.

‘A vital addition to your bookshelf’ Stylist, 5 Books for Summer

‘Captivating… A must-read’ Gay Times, Books of the Year

In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices – actors, musicians, writers, artists and activists – answer this vital question, at a time when the queer community continues to suffer discrimination and extreme violence. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how – together – we can change lives everywhere.

‘Powerful, inspiring…urgent’ Attitude

‘Read and be inspired’ Peter Tatchell

‘Illuminating’ Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk

‘Friendly and fierce’ Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar

Publisher Review

With We Can Do Better Than This, Amelia Abraham has switched on every light in the queer village, illuminating the still-not-visible and giving space to many, important, intersectional voices on pregnancy and gender, for instance; refuge; ageing and queer community, or the dream of a trans-majority future. Let this be an invitation for us to read further on every pertinent subject and brilliant mind in it -- Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk A queer selection box that's at once thought-provoking and powerful, and at times very funny. This is a snapshot of where we are now, and where we need to get to -- Juno Dawson, author of This Book is Gay A vibey roundtable, an atlas charting global disparities but also interconnectedness, an expedition over the rainbow, a friendly and fierce survey of this critical juncture. Join up -- Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar We Can Do Better Than This is a diverse and powerful collection of writing from 35 inspiring figures, as they reflect on their own experiences of being queer. It poses a simple but essential question: how can we create a better world for our LGBTQ+ family? . . . Urgent and vital -- Uli Lenart * Book of the Month, Attitude * Captivating . . . We Can Do Better Than This imagines the next step for our community . . . Digs deep to present a candid commentary on the LGBTQ+ community's ongoing issues and delivers hopeful, thoughtful solutions. Simply put, it's a must-read * Gay Times, 10 LGBTQ+ Books You Have to Read this Pride Month * Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this book embodies the rainbow-coloured diversity of the queer community and neatly articulates the struggles ahead. It is an education in why the concept of 'pride' remains not only relevant but critical -- Mohsin Zaidi, author of A Dutiful Boy Read and be inspired! Global voices with ideas to shape a brighter LGBTQ+ future - a planet without criminalisation, discrimination and hate crime. This book is a reminder that it starts with us and now -- Peter Tatchell

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