Pride is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the gay community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.
In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organization of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality between genders and sexualities, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.
Covering the key figures and notable moments, events and breakthroughs of the movement through the reproduction of rare images and documents, and featuring interviews and essays from notable figures, Pride is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the gay community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.
Matthew Todd wrote Straight Jacket (Penguin, 2016), which won Boyz magazine Best LGBT Book of 2017. He is Editor-at-Large of Attitude, the UK's bestselling gay magazine. In 2016 he secured Prince William as the first time a member of the British Royal Family has featured on the cover of a gay magazine. He reports for the Guardian, Telegraph, Observer and Newsnight.
Table Of Contents:
Foreword • Introduction • Background • A time of revolution • The Inn • The Raid • How it started • The Stonewall Riots • Aftermath: a new reality • Trans exclusion • Pride • Harvey Milk and San Francisco • The Naked Civil Servant • On Stage • On Film • Seminal LGBTQ+ writers • Early gay media • Queer Pop • AIDS • Hysteria, confusion and homophobia • Acting Up • Press Hatred • Out in politics • Brits fight back • Sexual Avengers • Icons and Allies • Christian and Gay • Legal Reform • Gays in the military • Marriage • People of colour in the LGBTQ+ community • #Translivesmatter • The Muslim world • Africa • Europe • Pulse • PrEP • No-one left behind • New Heroes and modern families • From Stonewall to the present - image spread.