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The Resource The book of pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world, Mason Funk

The book of pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world, Mason Funk

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The book of pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world
Title
The book of pride
Title remainder
LGBTQ heroes who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Mason Funk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Captures the true story of the LGBTQ civil rights movement from the 1960s to the present through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the revolution and made it happen"--Page 2 of cover
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Review
/* Starred Review */ A dignified tapestry of trailblazing pioneers who have contributed to the gay liberation movement. Funk's nonprofit OUTWORDS is an initiative dedicated to recording and preserving the stories and histories of LGBTQ revolutionaries. Among the dynamic voices featured in his empowering anthology are activists, leaders, and individual contributors who represent the struggle of LGBTQ people to be heard above the perennial din of intolerance, discrimination, and hate. Recognizing that many of the pioneers are baby boomers and that there will be "fewer of our elders around to interview," the author briskly traveled across America arranging interviews for a volume he knew would "do justice to the long, complex journey that our community has traveled." Split into 10 thematic sections, the collection begins with community-focused individuals like Emma Colquitt-Sayers, a Dallas-based organizer who overcame the ravages of a difficult childhood to emerge successful and immensely philanthropic. Other contributors include former Los Angeles nightclub owners Jewel Thais-Williams, whose Catch One bar was born during the sexual revolution, and Gene La Pietra, who consistently thwarted rampant anti-gay police brutality at his venues (he recalls one night when "the cops game in with billy clubs flying...helicopters, the whole nine yards...giving out commands just like Nazis"). Many of these diverse voices come from transgender activists, and others have legal, political, or performance backgrounds and media, military, and ministerial affiliations. "Pioneering protester" Dick Leitsch recalls rushing to the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 to witness the riots firsthand, and organizer Donna Red Wing's posthumous profile reflects her lifelong dedication to humanitarian equality. Many of these stories are highly introspective and poignant—e.g., interviews with several longtime AIDS survivors and a few spirited octogenarians—while some are humorous, including that of drag queen Bradley Picklesimer's trajectory from Chess King-wearing youth to Hollywood performance artist. To Funk, each voice is essential, and "if we hurry, we can record many more stories—and thank our pioneers in person." A significant educational and motivational tribute to dozens of social justice heroes. (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2019)
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782039
Cataloging source
DLC
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Funk, Mason
Dewey number
306.766
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sexual minorities
  • Gays
  • Gay rights
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LGBTQ heroes who changed the world
Label
The book of pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world, Mason Funk
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Publication
Note
"The testimonies in The Book of Pride were collected by the OUTWORDS Archive, the first project to crisscross America recording high-definition interviews reflecting the full diversity of the LGBTQ community"--Page 2 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065347684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780062571700
Lccn
2019006758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088601027
Label
The book of pride : LGBTQ heroes who changed the world, Mason Funk
Publication
Note
"The testimonies in The Book of Pride were collected by the OUTWORDS Archive, the first project to crisscross America recording high-definition interviews reflecting the full diversity of the LGBTQ community"--Page 2 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065347684
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780062571700
Lccn
2019006758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088601027

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