Queer Heroes
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this title will show children that anything is possible.   

Queer Heroes Details

TitleQueer Heroes
Author
ReleaseSep 17th, 2019
PublisherWide Eyed Editions
ISBN-139781786034762
Rating
GenreLGBT, Nonfiction, GLBT, Queer, Biography

Queer Heroes Review

  • Linn Browning
    January 1, 1970
    This book is one of the only books I have ever seen that gave equal space to bisexuals alongside gays and lesbians. It identifies Freddy Mercury as bisexual. It identifies David Bowie as bisexual. It includes Kristin Stewart and her quote, "You're not confused if you're bisexual. It's not confusing at all. For me, it's the opposite."It uses the word bisexual at all. Yes, I wish there was more inclusion of non-binary, asexual and gray-sexual icons but I am crying over this book right now. I call This book is one of the only books I have ever seen that gave equal space to bisexuals alongside gays and lesbians. It identifies Freddy Mercury as bisexual. It identifies David Bowie as bisexual. It includes Kristin Stewart and her quote, "You're not confused if you're bisexual. It's not confusing at all. For me, it's the opposite."It uses the word bisexual at all. Yes, I wish there was more inclusion of non-binary, asexual and gray-sexual icons but I am crying over this book right now. I call this a win against bisexual erasure and that's enough for me right now.
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  • Sami
    January 1, 1970
    A gorgeous rainbow of historical and present day activists, Queer Heroes is exactly the type of book you want faced out on your shelves for the world to see. Sicardi's brilliant biographies combined with Tanat-Jones' stunning illustrations make this a must-read for the spring. I especially loved seeing Emma Gonzalez and Jazz Jennings representing the youngest generation of queer heroes.
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  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    A fairly inclusive introduction to queer heroes from history and the present. However, erasure of asexuality, nonbinary folks, and anyone outside the LGBT acronym keeps this from being a really great introduction and from being truly about “queer” heroes. However, the definition of queer from the glossary: “people who are attracted to people of the same gender,” gives a non-inclusive definition of queer and an idea of the heroes chosen for its pages. Still, the artwork is great and the book serv A fairly inclusive introduction to queer heroes from history and the present. However, erasure of asexuality, nonbinary folks, and anyone outside the LGBT acronym keeps this from being a really great introduction and from being truly about “queer” heroes. However, the definition of queer from the glossary: “people who are attracted to people of the same gender,” gives a non-inclusive definition of queer and an idea of the heroes chosen for its pages. Still, the artwork is great and the book serves as a nice introduction for younger as well as older readers to some LGBT heroes worldwide, past and present.
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  • Cy
    January 1, 1970
    such a good, fun book with a great variety of people, historical and modern, from all parts of the world!!
  • Lukas
    January 1, 1970
    I wish this book had some more identities represented: Intersex, nonbinary, trans men, asexuals, two spirit. However, I loved the beautiful illustrations and the diversity of people portrayed.
  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful. Inspiring. Learned a lot!
  • Earl
    January 1, 1970
    A collection of mini biographies of LGBTQ individuals who've changed the world. A great book to have because sometimes people never get to know about these people.
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