The Little Book of Pride: The History, the People, the Parades (Hardcover)
Celebrate the LGTBQ community with this small but perfectly formed guide to Pride.
What began as a protest for gay rights following the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York has grown to become a global celebration of LGBTQ culture. In the 50-odd years since the original protest, and what is now widely accepted to be the first Pride march—Christopher Street Liberation Day, 1970—Pride events are now attended by millions each year, celebrating how far we’ve come, recognizing where we have to go, and highlighting important causes in the queer community.
The Little Book of Pride proves that size definitely doesn't matter by squeezing everything you need to know about Pride into 144 pages. Inside, you will find the history, the key people involved, the best Pride events around the world, inspirational quotes from famous queers, Pride facts, and a fun Pride survival guide.
About the Author
Lewis Laney started writing queer literature as a teenager in his adopted home town of Blackpool, Lancashire. At eighteen he had his first short story published in The Next Wave: The Gay Times Book of Short Stories (2002). He went on to write more short stories and also articles for various publications including the iconic music magazine The Face. He is an active participant in the LGBTQ+ London community, working with local establishments to provide spaces for queer meet-ups. He now works in publishing and lives in south-east London with his partner and their ancient cairn terrier, Jimmy.
'A little book with a huge insight. I wish I’d had this book growing up gay.' – Tom Allen, Comedian
'Wonderful...Despite what the title may indicate, this book is far from little.' - USA Today.com
"Wonderful... With over 140 pages, this is a comprehensive look at Pride." – MSN.com