Subtitle LGBTQ+ voices that inspire and empower
Description Description Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation.
A sister title to Great Women’s Speeches
(2021), and the pocket edition of Loud and Proud
(2020), Great Queer Speeches
is a pioneering collection of over 40 empowering and influential speeches that chart the history of the LGBTQ+ movement
Photocollage portraits and enlightening commentaries accompany the words of Audre Lorde, Harvey Milk, Munroe Bergdorf, Sir Elton John
and more. Together these speakers touch on all aspects of LGBTQ+ life from equal marriage
to the AIDS crisis
, the first 19th
century campaigns through to trans rights allyship
today. We are stronger when we stand together
, and this collection from award-winning activist Tea Uglow encourages us to do just that whilst celebrating the beauty of our differences.
- Pour through a pioneering collection of talks, declarations and lectures, from people whose voices have too often been marginalised and the allies that support them;
- Find over 40 empowering and influential speeches that chart the history of the LGBTQ+ movement up to the present day;
- Each speech is presented with a striking photographic portrait and an insightful introduction, offering essential context, fresh insights and a nuanced understanding that brings each character and their words to life.
Audre Lorde; Harvey Milk; Munroe Bergdorf; Sir Elton John; Sir Ian McKellen; George Takei; Sylvia Rivera; Bayard Rustin; Elizabeth Toledo; Alison Bechdel; Loretta E. Lynch; Hanne Gaby Odiele; Vito Russo; Tammy Baldwin; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Barak Obama; Senator Karl Heinrich Ulrichs; Robert G. Ingersoll; Theodora Ana Sprungli; Franklin "Frank" Kameny; Sally Gearhart; Harry Hay; Sue Hyde; Mary Fisher; Essex Hemphill; Simon Nkoli; Urvashi Vaid; Eric Rofes; Justice Michael Kirby; Evan Wolfson; Paul Martin; Ian Hunter; Dan Savage and Terry Miller; Rabbi Kleinbaum; Penny Wong; Arsham Parsi; Anna Grodzka; Debi Jackson; Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir; Lee Mokobe; Ban Ki-moon; Geraldine Roman; Cecilia Chung; Olly Alexander.