REVIEW: Books The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement by Matthew Todd

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ+ Equality Movement

By Matthew Todd

In this 50th year of marking the Stonewall riots we have had a flurry of high quality and well researched books looking at the evolution of the LGBT+ quality and rights movements. This book, from Mathew Todd is a superb addition to this growing library of books which bear witness to the emergence and development of the fight for equality across the world.

Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBT+ equality – from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBT+ communities in politics, entertainment, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of our equality movement.

In this substantial full colour hardback book, filled with superb photographs Todd draws together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies and it’s full of rare documents and memorabilia from the events around the police raid of 1969 of ‘The Stonewall Inn’, a prominent New York gay bar.

The book charts the riots that followed, and the ensuing organisation of local members of the community and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position based on prejudice.  Includes personal testimonies from: Travis Alabanza, Bisi Alimi, Georgina Beyer, Jonathan Blake, Deborah Brin, Maureen Duffy, David Furnish, Nan Goldin, Asifa Lahore, Paris Lees, Lewis Oakley, Reverend Troy Perry, Darryl Pinckney, Jake Shears, Judy Shepard and Will Youn

Todd’s well researched and beautiful book is certainly the book to have on your coffee table.

Hardback. Out now £24.99

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