The Queer bible : essays
|Format:||Print Book 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies|
An O, The Oprah Magazine LGBTQ Book "Changing the Literary Landscape"
A gorgeously illustrated collection of essays written by today's queer heroes--featuring contributions from Elton John, Tan France, Gus Kenworthy, Paris Lees, Russell Tovey, Munroe Bergdorf, and many others. The Queer Bible is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history and culture, edited by model, performer, and GQ contributing editor Jack Guinness.
Our queer heroes write about theirs.
In 2016, model and queer activist Jack Guinness decided that the LGBTQ+ community desperately needed to be reminded of its long and glorious history of stardom--and he was spurred to action. The following year, QueerBible.com was born, an online community devoted to celebrating queer heroes, both past and present. "So much queer history is hidden or erased," says Guinness. "The Queer Bible is a home for all those personal stories and histories."
In this book, contemporary queer heroes pay homage to those who helped pave their paths. Contributors include Vogue columnist Paris Lees (writing on Edward Enninful), singer and songwriter Elton John (writing on Divine), comedian Mae Martin (writing on Tim Curry), author Joseph Cassara (writing on Pedro Almodóvar), and many others, honoring timeless queer icons such as Susan Sontag, David Bowie, Sylvester, RuPaul, and George Michael through illuminating essays paired with stunning illustrations.
The Queer Bible is a powerful and intimate essay collection of gratitude, and an essential, enduring love letter to the queer community.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Now we praise their names.
ContentsWords to dance to. Choose life : George Michael / Paul Flynn
David Bowie / Freddy McConnell
Radical genius : Vaginal Davis / Mykki Blanco
Quentin Crisp / Mark Moore
Sylvester / David Furnish
Divine / Elton John. Words of joy. RuPaul / Jack Guinness
Priscilla, Queen of the desert / Courtney Act
Armistead Maupin / Graham Norton
Adam Rippon / Gus Kenworthy
Moud Goba : my sister's keeper / Lady Phyll
Harvey Fierstein / Matthew Todd. Words to inspire change. Paris is burning / Munroe Bergdorf
Tim Curry / Mae Martin
Pidgeon Pagonis / Hanne Gaby Odiele
Edward Enniful / Paris Lees
Queer eye / Tan France
Black British lesbians / Paula Akpan. Words of wisdom. Susan Sontag / Amelia Abraham
Ever Félix González-Torres! / Hans Ulrich Obrist
Pier Paolo Pasolini / Juliet Jacques
Pedro Almódovar / Joseph Cassara
David Robilliard / Russell Tovey
A love letter to James Baldwin / Paul Mendez.
Sexual minority community -- History.
Gay liberation movement -- History.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Dey St.,2021
320 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm