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United Queerdom by Dan Glass

United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow

Dan Glass

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publication date: 15 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781786998767

The riotous history of the Gay Liberation Front, and its legacy for LGBT+ culture today, from the creator of the 'A mince through time' Queer Tour of London.

  • The ObserverBook of the Week
3 stars out of 5
21 Jun 2020

"entertaining, informative and moving"

It’s entertaining, informative and moving – such as when Glass tells his parents that he is HIV positive – but suffers from being unfocused and never really giving a sense of who the intended audience is. Am I one of Glass’s friends, to be regaled with anecdotes and reminisce on shared memories? Am I a queer person from a younger generation who might not be aware of the history? Take this moment early on: “Picture this, all of a sudden masses of healthy people were dying from an unknown condition.” It seems to speak to a desire for the book to educate those who didn’t live through pivotal moments in queer history, but the non-chronological timeline, particularly in the early sections of the book, hinders.