United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow

Dan Glass

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Zed Books Ltd

Published: 18-06-2020

£12.99

The riotous history of the Gay Liberation Front, and its legacy for LGBT+ culture today, from the creator of the ‘A mince through time’ Queer Tour of London.

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‘One of the greatest global creative change-makers and activists in the world right now brings his incredible charisma, provocation and personality into this important book.’Ruth Daniel, CEO and Artistic Director, In Place of War’United Queerdom is a thing of beauty. Dan Glass has penned a memoir that pulsates with existential rage, solidarity, and tactical hope.’Amin Ghaziani, author of There Goes the Gayborhood?Throughout the 1970s the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of Britain. Inspired by the Stonewall uprisings in the US, the GLF demanded a ‘Absolute Freedom For All’ worldwide. Yet half a century on, injustice is rife and LGBT+ inequality remains. Complete LGBT+ liberation means housing rights, universal healthcare, economic freedom and so much more. Although many people believe queers are now free and should behave, assimilate and become palatable – Dan Glass shows that the fight is far from over.United Queerdom evocatively captures over five decades of LGBT+ culture and protest from the GLF to 2020s. Showing how central protest is to queer history and identity this book uncovers the back-breaking hard work as well as the glamorous and raucous stories of those who rebelled against injustice and became founders in the story of queer liberation.

Additional information

Dimensions 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 272