Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture
Queer Intentions provides the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when queer culture has never been so mainstream.
Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be?...more
Boy, am I glad how spectacularly wrong she proved me. This is an astounding piece of non-fiction. It's absolutely riveting and reads ...more
I love the way all this heart-to-heart is documented, the author lets the people talk, share their experiences and gives us a lot of different point of views, she lets them educate the reader, leaving us to form our own opin ...more
I believe one of the strong points of this book is the diversity of experiences that includes. Abrahams shares her own journey and thoughts about the topics that are explored, however, in the books she includes what she's learned from the conversat ...more
My favourite parts were probably when she talked to two gay men in Turkey, a non-binary drag queen in LA, and a trans woman who was working for the Anti-Violence Project in NYC. The parts dealing with coming out and family constellations are less my thing, and I found my attention drifting ...more
I loved the variety of people, places, sexual orientations and genders; each person and their approa ...more
The author blends her personal experiences with those of the people she meets and interviews across different parts of the world, and ultimately ends up with an intimate exploration of the trials and tribulations of queer people from different cultures and social spheres.
The key point of this for me ...more
I'm mad at myself for keeping this on my bookshelf for the last 5 months without reading it but I also read it at the perfect time. Highly recommend! ...more
I'll start with the positive.
The book highlights a lot of interesting questions about where queer culture stands today and what that might mean for the future. Those topics inclu ...more