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We Can Do Better Than This

35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights

Amelia Abraham Beth Ditto Owen Jones Peppermint



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01 June 2021
How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? 35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future.

How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Holland and more share their stories and visions for the future.

'A vital addition to your bookshelf' Stylist, 5 Books for Summer 'Captivating . . . A must-read' Gay Times We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality', but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and extreme violence. How do we solve this urgent problem, allowing queer people everywhere the opportunity to thrive?

In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices explore this question. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how - together - we can start to create a better future.

Edited by journalist and author Amelia Abraham, with writing from- Peppermint - Wolfgang Tillmans - Olly Alexander - Jonathan Anderson - Pabllo Vittar - Naoise Dolan - Amrou Al-Kadhi - Shura - Beth Ditto - Owen Jones - Riyadh Khalaf - Tom Rasmussen - Mykki Blanco - Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - Travis Alabanza - Yasmin Benoit - Mazharul Islam - Kate Bornstein - Adam Eli - Shon Faye - Fox Fisher - Hanne Gaby Odiele - Sasha Kazantseva - Andrew Gurza - Holland - Levi Hord - Juliet Jacques - Leticia Opio - madison moore - Matthew Riemer (@LGBT_History) - Vincent Desmond - Juno Roche - Bobbi Salv r Menuez - Carl Siciliano
Contributions by:   Beth Ditto, Owen Jones, Peppermint, Olly Alexander
Edited by:   Amelia Abraham
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   462g
ISBN:   9781529113303
ISBN 10:   152911330X
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Amelia Abraham (Edited by) Amelia Abraham (b. 1991) is a journalist and author from London. She has worked as a commissioning editor at VICE and Refinery29, and is currently Features Editor at Dazed. She writes for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Sunday Times, New Statesman, ES Magazine, i-D Magazine and Vogue. She is currently working on a script for television. Her main interest is LGBTQ+ culture and politics, and her first book, Queer Intentions- A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture was released with Picador in May 2019. Taking the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey, Amelia explores the mainstreaming of queer culture across the West, from the first same-sex marriage in Britain, the world's biggest drag convention in LA, Pride parades across Europe, a transgender model agency, and Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, to a genderless, polyamorous commune in Stockholm. Owen Jones said- 'this book will resonate with a new generation of queer people and all those who seek to be their allies - a brilliant book'. Naomi Wolf wrote- 'A voice that is profound, vulnerable and hilarious in turn.'

Reviews for We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights

Carefully considers and tries to find solutions to the issues of repression and violence facing LGBTQ+ people across the world . . . This is a book that aims to break down prejudices and understand the root problems and how to solve them. Moving, personal and political, it's a vital addition to your bookshelf * Stylist * Captivating . . . We Can Do Better Than This imagines the next step for our community . . . Digs deep to present a candid commentary on the LGBTQ+ community's ongoing issues and delivers hopeful, thoughtful solutions. Simply put, it's a must-read * Gay Times, 10 LGBTQ+ Books You Have to Read this Pride Month * This powerful collection of essays brings together an array of vital voices reflecting on LGBTQ+ equality . . . This book is a pressing and necessary call for progress in LGBTQ+ rights * Porter, 10 Motivational Books to Inspire Change in 2021 * Tackles questions around the true meaning of equality and how we get there * Vogue *

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