Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

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A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens 2017

This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. Three starred reviews!

World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them.

Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.

By turns hilarious and inspiring, the beautifully illustrated Queer, There, and Everywhere is for anyone who wants the real story of the queer rights movement.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062474346
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 265,450
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sarah Prager is an activist, public speaker, and writer with a B.A. from Boston University and a Certificate of Communications from Emerson College. She is the founder and director of Quist, a free mobile app that aims to bring queer history to the world in an interesting and interactive way. Sarah came out as a lesbian at the age of fourteen and taught herself LGBTQ history as a means of gaining a sense of community. She has been an activist since that time, working for marriage equality, bisexual visibility, HIV prevention, sexual assault prevention, and basic LGBTQ human rights abroad. She has written about LGBTQ history for the Huffington Post, The Advocate, the It Gets Better Project’s blog, and QED: A Journal of LGBTQ Worldmaking. She lives in Connecticut with her wife and their child. Queer, There, and Everywhere is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Elagabalus 19

Jeanne D'Arc 27

Kristina Vasa 35

Juana Inés de la Cruz 43

Abraham Lincoln 51

Albert Cashier 59

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey 67

Lili Elbe 75

Frida Kahlo 83

Mercedes de Acosta 93

Eleanor Roosevelt 103

Bayard Rustin 113

Alan Turing 121

Josef Kohout 129

José Sarria 139

Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon 149

Sylvia Rivera 159

Renée Richards 169

Harvey Milk 177

Glenn Burke 187

Mychal Judge 195

George Takei 205

Looking Back, Moving Forward 213

Glossary 217

Learn More 227

Bibliography & Notes 229

Acknowledgments 257

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