Mason Funk ↠ 2 ReadPiring and relevant I m embarrassed to say that I ve never heard of many of them before reading this book one of the reasons why a book like this is so important Do ou have a favorite LGBT book ou d think I should add to my tbr list Such an important book So many stories that need to be told for future generations I wish the interviews were in depth Otherwise a very good compilation This book is a series of 75 interviews to document the history and experience of LGBT pioneers across the US While I wished there were stories about education leaders in the book the collection wished there were stories
*about education leaders in the book the collection how nascent the Pride *education leaders in the book the collection how nascent the Pride truly is and the stories are really incredible examples of resistance power courage and social change The interview with Betsy Parsons is certainly one 65 ear old Parsons is a retired English teacher in Maine Born in Boston and raised in rural Illinois Betsy talked about her experience as the first Maine teacher to come out and to keep her job In the mid 90s the most prevalent form of hate language in the school was anti gay language Betsy explains in the Book of Pride Constant ridicule and verbal harassment coupled with physical harassment shoving hitting tripping and punching Teachers would not typically intervene because to target LGBT people was acceptable Betsy continued A former student a Chasing McCree Chasing McCree young lesbian came back to visit me She told me that during her freshmanear of high school when she was my student she had been on the brink of suicide the entire Impossible Things year I thought her life was perfect She was brainy beautiful and musical When I heard about that eightears later it was just shocking for me I asked what I could have done to make that Keto Diet for Beginners: The Keto Diet Cookbook with Quick and Healthy Recipes incl. 30 Days Weight Loss Plan year less painful less frightening My former student saidou could have been out That moment was a point of no return for me I was going to have to either leave public school teaching or find a way to keep teaching and come out Not only did Betsy come out to her English students doing so by using literary characters to teach about the persecution of minorities but she also founded GLSEN chapters in her school and throughout the state. Both LGBT and straight to discover their own courage in order to create positive change Further it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBT movement can never be erased inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity community and most importantly prid. .
Not to begin this review on a negative note but some patterns and phrasings and such but some patterns and phrasings and such this book dropping the assigned gender and deadname of nearly every trans subject really left a bad taste in my mouth However given the value of these interviews as records of lgbt elders and the fact that language LGBT elders and the fact that language one of the slipperist and most contentious subjects in the community I think it s best to let them go albeit with a note to think about things critically for example I would really hope that cishets don t run with the it s cool to just call people ueers train than they already have At the end of the day this is a compendium
Of LGBT History A Precious Record GivenLGBT history a precious record given much has been erased and I can t give this book enough credit for thatI would recommend pairing this book with A Joyfully Jay review 45 starsThis is an astounding collection of narratives Hats off to the OUTWORDS team for their tremendous effort to document LGBTI history in the United States True to the acronym The Book of Pride reflects the diversity in the community The book is full of the personal accounts of not just gay and lesbian activists but multiple bisexual and transgender people as well There is a nod to the intersex community with Gigi Raven Wilbur s account of hisher history the book s editor intentionally uses both male and female pronouns to reflect Gigi s self identification as both male and female Doc Duhon s story touches on not just bisexuality but also polyamory dominant and submissive relationships and the leather community The stories are told by people who tried to cure themselves by marrying and trying to live the cishet version of Americana before coming out they are told by people who turned into activists by dint of being in the right place at the right time such as Stonewall they are told by people who have served in America s military The variety of histories included is truly marvelous and to read the words of the people who lived through the times who led the charge is nothing short of amazingRead Camille s review in its entirety here I received an ARC copy of this book from Edelweiss. THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present through richly detailed stunning interviews with the leaders activists and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen These individuals fought battles both personal and politica. .
This was such a moving book I was basically just crying on and off all throughout reading this but I would say in a good way most of the time Obviously everything is not perfect for LGBT people even today but it s just absolutely incredible to hear some of these people s stories and what they had to go through just to be who they are and be allowed to exist in the world I think this
is a very important book because it interviews only people who are oldera very important book because it interviews only people who are older were instrumental in founding many LGBT groups and getting laws changed that benefit us all today I think that recently there has been kind of a feeling among Wachten op Apollo young people that all old people are the enemy or something and this book is a great way to show how much we actually owe to the people who have come before us and that LGBT have always existed and aren t by any means a new thing Also this book is part of a larger project called OUTWORDS and they have a website which includes the video copies of all the interviews featured in the book as well as many and I think it said transcripts and pictures as well Definitely a really good read ifou are interested in LGBT history This book had me crying at 8am on my way to work on than one occasion 35 stars I listened to this on adios book and I feel like call I wish that they people who were interview were tallking in this and not a other person but also is only people livibg in usa the title is not a good chose But I think Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law (American Psychology-Law Society Series) you may love it ifou are living in USA and thinking about people that history by being how they are ou will enjoy it 35 stars The Book of Pride LGBT Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk is such Book of Pride LGBT Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk is such inspiring book that gives ou new insight into the LGBT activists leaders efforts sacrifices for the euality rights of LGBT community in our country This book features interviews and Black White photographs of 75 brave individuals divided by categories Community Integrity Liberation Breaking Ground Disrupters Spirit Survival Bridges Words and Truth to Power This is an important historical record and a guidebook of lessons experiences that are important ins. L often without the support of family or friends freuently under the threat of violence and persecution By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination THE BOOK OF PRIDE not only honors an important chapter in American history but also empowers oung people today.