Over 40 empowering speeches celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in their own words through extracts and commissioned illustrations, spanning throughout history up to the modern day.
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 LGBTQ+ 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, bullying to parenthood, 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.
The voices: 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.
Tea Uglow is Creative Director for Google's Creative Lab in Sydney. She works with cultural and creative organisations around the world exploring the space between technology and the arts and what can happen when they intersect. An experienced public speaker, Tea's TedX talk on the contrast between the screen-based world we live in and the organic world we say we love, has been viewed over 1.5m times. In May 2016 she spoke at the Sydney Writers Festival on Doubt as a creative catalyst; during the talk Tea acknowledged that she was transgender and transitioning, the talk was made into a book and is available as a podcast. In May 2018 Tea was celebrated as one of Australia's #OUT50LGBTQ Leaders by Deloitte.Peter Tatchell has campaigned for human rights, democracy, global justice and LGBT+ freedom for over 50 years. He is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. To find out more about Peter and his Foundations life-changing work visit PeterTatchellFoundation.org and follow Peter on Twitter @PeterTatchell.Jack Holland is an illustrator and graduate of Falmouth University, UK. His work is inspired by people and the shapes and forms of everyday life.
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