Queer, There, and Everywhere

Queer, There, and Everywhere

23 People Who Changed the World

Book - 2017 | First edition
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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 true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062474315
0062474316
Call Number: y 306.766 P8982q 2017
Characteristics: 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Ferrall, Zoë More - Illustrator

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

Short, irreverent, researched biographies of inventive trailblazers, who if they were alive today, might identify as queer. Includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Alan Turing, Abraham Lincoln, Jeanne D'Arc, Frida Kahlo, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey and more.

While it's impossible to know how people from the past identified, this collection of short biographies share the lives of people who might today call themselves queer, and how they changed the world.

While it's impossible to know how people from the past identified, this collection of short biographies share the lives of people who might today call themselves queer, and how they changed the world.


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TheAceDennis
Jun 11, 2020

An excellent resource on LGBTQ+ people from history. If you read nothing else, read the Abraham Lincoln chapter.

LPL_CentennialC Dec 11, 2019

From people you maybe haven’t heard of, to people you maybe have heard of, but hadn’t thought of as queer: like Abraham Lincoln. This book is absolutely fascinating, and it’s an easy to read if you just want to read a quick chapter and not an entire book. Bonus points: it's available in print at LPL and digitally from Hoopla!

KyCCL Oct 27, 2018

Queer people have been around for centuries, and they’ve been doing amazing things that have helped make the world the place it is today. If you are, think you might be, or know someone who is, or might be, queer this book is a must read. A collection of short, readable biographies from a Roman emperor to George Takei.

ArapahoeJennieB Jan 04, 2018

An engaging historical anthology of LGBTQ persons. Some of the people discussed in this book might be familiar to readers, but many more may not be. A must read for anyone, teen or adult, who wants to learn more about the queer community. The author also includes references in the back, for readers who wish to further expand their knowledge.

I highly recommend this engaging and empowering book.

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Sep 03, 2017

Excellent, easy to read comprehensive account of 23 people who changed the world, their lives, and their society and forged a way ahead for many others. Very well written.

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MusicalKnitter
Aug 03, 2017

This is a wonderful introduction to queer history! It is very easy to read and written with a good sense of humour.

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