The book of pride LGBTQ heroes who changed the world

Mason Funk

eAudio - 2019

A keepsake that honors more than fifty LGBTQ pioneers, activists, and revolutionaries and tells their stories of dedication and triumph through never-before-published original interviews. The Book of Pride pays tribute to dozens of extraordinary and influential leaders who sparked the worldwide LGBTQ-rights movement. These courageous civil rights pioneers-nurses in Texas and chemists in Philadelphia; Muslims and Catholics; the loud and fearless marching in streets and the quiet and determined pe...rsevering in the face of persecution-are captured in gorgeous interviews accompanied by beautiful photographs. Mason Funk shines a spotlight on these individuals on the front lines of the fight for equality and acceptance and their stunning achievements in the 1960s and beyond. Meet Evan Wolfson, the architect of the national marriage equality movement. And Charles Silverstein, a critical player in getting the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973. These are just two of the remarkable figures in The Book of Pride. In sharing these stories, this important volume not only reflects on the past, it inspires young leaders and citizens today to practice tolerance, celebrate diversity, and work for positive change in their communities. A record of the remarkable history of the LGBTQ movement, it reminds us of the necessity to fight, to resist, and to counter the forces of oppression with ferocity, community, and, most importantly, pride.

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Published
[United States] : HarperAudio 2019.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 27 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9780062932907
006293290X
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Mason Funk (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Rick Adamson (narrator), Robin Miles, Eileen Stevens, 1982-, Kevin R. Free, Charles Constant
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution.By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, The Book of Pride not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change. Furthermore, it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBTQ movement can never be erased, inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, community, and most importantly, pride.