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Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

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This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrat ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Wide Eyed Editions (first published May 7th 2019)
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Linn Browning
This book is one of the only books I have ever seen that gave equal space to bisexuals alongside gays and lesbians. It identifies Freddy Mercury as bisexual. It identifies David Bowie as bisexual. It includes Kristin Stewart and her quote, "You're not confused if you're bisexual. It's not confusing at all. For me, it's the opposite."

It uses the word bisexual at all.

Yes, I wish there was more inclusion of non-binary, asexual and gray-sexual icons but I am crying over this book right now. I call
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Sami
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous rainbow of historical and present day activists, Queer Heroes is exactly the type of book you want faced out on your shelves for the world to see. Sicardi's brilliant biographies combined with Tanat-Jones' stunning illustrations make this a must-read for the spring. I especially loved seeing Emma Gonzalez and Jazz Jennings representing the youngest generation of queer heroes.
Kristin
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fairly inclusive introduction to queer heroes from history and the present. However, erasure of asexuality, nonbinary folks, and anyone outside the LGBT acronym keeps this from being a really great introduction and from being truly about “queer” heroes. However, the definition of queer from the glossary: “people who are attracted to people of the same gender,” gives a non-inclusive definition of queer and an idea of the heroes chosen for its pages. Still, the artwork is great and the book serv ...more
Lucas
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wish this book had some more identities represented: Intersex, nonbinary, trans men, asexuals, two spirit. However, I loved the beautiful illustrations and the diversity of people portrayed.
Cy
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, nonfiction
such a good, fun book with a great variety of people, historical and modern, from all parts of the world!!
Rebecca
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. Inspiring. Learned a lot!
Earl
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A collection of mini biographies of LGBTQ individuals who've changed the world. A great book to have because sometimes people never get to know about these people.
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