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From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement

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The history of the LGBT movement is told through personal stories and firsthand accounts of the movement's key events, like the 1950s 'Lavender Scare', the Stonewall Inn uprising, and the AIDS crisis. Readers will learn how many famous historical members of the LGBT community kept their sexual orientation a secret in order to avoid persecution and be inspired by the many pioneering gay people in history. It will provide questions and discussion points, for example around the use of the word 'gay'. This book will also include a further information section with extensive weblinks for advice and support.

64 pages, Hardcover

First published June 8, 2017

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Amy Lamé

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May 28, 2017
This is an incredible look at the history of the LGBT+ movement aimed at 11-14 years old.

This is a book that should be in every school and library. The erasure of LGBT+ history has been constant up until relatively recently and this book goes a way to address this.

Of course it isn't a definite history of the movement and while it is inclusive of many parts of the movement and the community, there are some omissions (intersex people and their history most notably, and not quite enough on a sexuality, the gender binary and non binary identities).

However, it contains a lot of information and can be useful to young people looking for an overview of the LGBT+ history and community.
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August 11, 2019
This is a really useful overview of the LGBTQ+ movement which I think is primarily aimed at young people, but it's suitable for all ages if you're looking for an introduction. It's visually engaging with lots of colour and different formats and covers a comprehensive range of topics within the movement - from evidence of LGBTQ+ people in ancient history, to key legal milestones, to LGBTQ+ icons in a range of industries such as music, film and sport.

More importantly, it included useful definitions of language as this can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to educating people who may be afraid of using the wrong word etc. The only criticism I have is from the page of pronouns. While it was useful to break down the subjective/objective/possessive (e.g. she, her, hers etc.), I felt that it was missing the link to the identities that they're commonly associated with - e.g. 'zir/hir' is one I was completely unfamiliar with, and I still wasn't clear who would use that, and what the difference is between zir and hir - and even how to pronounce it! A small criticism in what is otherwise a very good introduction to this topic.
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212 reviews18 followers
August 29, 2017
This is exactly the book I have been looking for to add to my school library - the kids are going to be thrilled with it! For such a slender book, there's a huge amount of ground covered here, with a decent global view of queer history around the world, and good representation of the trans community's role in the history of LGBTQ rights.

I have my quibbles with various things in the book, but they're all minor details. I'm just really happy I can finally give my students a book on LGBTQ history that was written for them. Wayland and Amy Lamé have done a brilliant job.
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February 6, 2022
I decided to read From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé as it's LGBTQ History Month in the UK, and I wanted to get a concise introduction.
I believe the book would be useful for all who want some background knowledge on the LGBTQ history - primarily in the UK and US.
July 6, 2019
This is a great, easy to read and comprehensive guide to the history of the LBGTQ+ rights movement. It literally includes everything someone needs to know, it's very colourful and easy to understand, and very informative! I don't want to say that this is necessarily a children's book because anyone can have a copy of it, including adults. This is the first of its kind as far as I know and is amazing.

I taught an LGBTQ lesson to a class of 11-13 year olds and passed this book around the classroom whilst speaking so the children could understand what I was saying a bit better, and they loved it! Two boys even ended up hording the book for the whole session and skimmed through the whole booked. It helped them understand the concepts I was explaining very well and I can tell they really appreciated reading it (I have a feeling they were LGBTQ and they asked me to explain some stuff more, it really meant a lot for them to read something like this - they'd never had anyone explain LGBTQ stuff before).

Reading this puts into perspective how much struggle the movement has faced and it's a reminder to not take our rights for granted. Thank you, Amy Lame, for making this! Here's to having more books like this!
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740 reviews8 followers
July 31, 2017
LGBTQ+ campaigner Amy Lame's summary of the history of the LGBTQ+ movement for readers aged 12+ is a brief but wide-ranging and informative read with a particular focus on the US and UK and which serves as a good introduction to some of the people who have fought for LGBTQ+ rights and the issues that the community continues to endure today.
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64 reviews1 follower
October 29, 2019
Seems like a good book for young people to learn about some LGBTQ history. It leans quite heavily towards gay/lesbian history, with less discussion of bisexuality/trans people than I’d like, but that might be my personal biases shining through.
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December 23, 2019
Such an easy read. Full of interesting facts about LGBT history. Feel much more informed now and has given me some interests to read into in more detail. Would definitely recommend this book to everyone!
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774 reviews14 followers
August 18, 2017
This would be an excellent book for a young teenager, not so much an adult. There wasn't a whole lot for me to learn here and while colourful, it's layout is not for me.
February 8, 2022
Fantastic book for maybe 10+ - pictures, timelines, simple language and informative. Scary r.e some of the ongoing countries where it’s illegal. I’ll be getting my kids to read this. 💯 recommend
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May 5, 2023
The book that should be in every school library.

In June 2021 copies of this book were delivered to all secondary schools in Southend-on-Sea as part of Jacqson Diego Story Emporium's "Book Elves" initiative.
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