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LGBT Activism, Politics & Equal Rights -

Related categories: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender / Changing the World /
Related booklists: Anti-Homophobia, Equality & Anti-Oppression,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 38 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain
    Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language - by Paul Baker

    £15.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781789141320 | ISBN 10: 178914132x

    Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk
    The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World - by Mason Funk

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780062571700 | ISBN 10: 0062571702

    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 ind ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era by Jason Baumann (Editor)
    Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era - by Jason Baumann (Editor)

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781324002062 | ISBN 10: 1324002069

    These indelible images are among the hundreds housed in the New York Public Library’s archive of photographs of LGBT history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies.  This powerful collection — which captures the energy, hu ... more

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  • Cover image of book PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times by New York Times
    PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times - by New York Times

    £17.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781419737923 | ISBN 10: 1419737929

    It began in New York City on June 28, 1969.   When police raided the Stonewall Inn — a bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, known as a safe haven for gay men — violent demonstrations and protests broke out in response. The Stonewall ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter
    50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights - by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911346203 | ISBN 10: 1911346202

    This is both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena.  The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clar ... more

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  • Cover image of book One-Dimensional Queer by Roderick A. Ferguson
    One-Dimensional Queer - by Roderick A. Ferguson

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509523566 | ISBN 10: 1509523561

    The story of gay rights has long been told as one of single-minded focus on the fight for sexual freedom. Yet its origins are much more complicated than this single-issue interpretation would have us believe, and to ignore gay liberation's multidimen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain by Peter Purton
    Champions of Equality: Trade Unions and LGBT Rights in Britain - by Peter Purton

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781912064588 | ISBN 10: 1912064588

    "It was active campaigning in the trade union movement, especially in the workplace, that helped us win LGBT equality. And Peter’s book explains how that happened."(Angela Eagle MP) This book explores the work done by the unions in supporting LG ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society
    Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame - by Matthew Todd

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780552778404 | ISBN 10: 0552778400

    WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017   Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks ... more

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  • Cover image of book Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique by Mario Mieli
    Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique - by Mario Mieli

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745399515 | ISBN 10: 0745399517

    First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory – now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation.   Among the most important works ev ... more

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  • Cover image of book LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa M. Stulberg
    LGBTQ Social Movements - by Lisa M. Stulberg

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780745656083 | ISBN 10: 0745656080

    In recent years, there has been substantial progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights in the United States. We are now, though, in a time of incredible political uncertainty for queer people. LGBTQ Social Movemen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries
    Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination - by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785902161 | ISBN 10: 1785902164

    Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner
    Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike - by Tim Tate

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786062918 | ISBN 10: 1786062917

    They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives by Colin Clews
    Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives - by Colin Clews

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781788036740 | ISBN 10: 1788036743

    The 1980s heralded many challenges for LGBT people around the world and Colin Clews examines these in his new book. These included the rise of the New Right in the USA, Section 28 which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality; the trial of Gay’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones
    When We Rise: My Life in the Movement - by Cleve Jones

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472126658 | ISBN 10: 1472126653

    A personal memoir from a leading figure in the gay rights movement, and partial inspiration for the acclaimed mini-series When We Rise from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearc ... more

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  • Cover image of book LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer
    LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers - by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781620972441 | ISBN 10: 1620972441

    An essential handbook of myth-busting facts and figures about the real lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.  A fully revised and expanded edition of the book hailed by gay-rights pioneer Harry Hay as “truly astoni ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks
    Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present - by Jeffrey Weeks

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780704374171 | ISBN 10: 070437417x

    The definitive history of the LGBT community's struggle for equality.   From the barbaric legal and social oppression of the nineteenth century to the seismic impact of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and beyond, Coming Out maps the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia by Nicola Field
    Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia - by Nicola Field

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781907133947 | ISBN 10: 1907133941

    First published in 1995, Nicola Field’s Over the Rainbow confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest first-hand accounts from the frontlines of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, featured in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens by Stuart Feather
    Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens - by Stuart Feather

    £25.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785351433 | ISBN 10: 1785351435

    The Gay Liberation Front founded in 1970 urged gay men and gay women to unite around a simple set of demands among which were calls for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in employment, in sex education, in the age of consent and in being t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman
    Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS - by Martin Duberman

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620971925 | ISBN 10: 1620971925

    The Lambda Literary Awardwinning biography of two men fighting for their lives in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, from the celebrated historian. "A meticulously researched, nuanced, empathic and insightful portrait of two important artistic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out in the Periphery: Latin America
    Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution - by Omar G. Encarnacin

    £19.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780199356652 | ISBN 10: 0199356653

    Known around the world as a bastion of machismo and Catholicism, Latin America in recent decades has emerged as the undisputed gay rights leader of the Global South. More surprising yet, nations such as Argentina have surpassed more "developed" natio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality by Tom Waidzunas
    The Straight Line: How the Fringe Science of Ex-Gay Therapy Reoriented Sexuality - by Tom Waidzunas

    £20.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780816696154 | ISBN 10: 0816696152

    The consequences, for science as well as public policy, of relegating ex-gay therapies to the scientific fringe.   Drawing on extensive participant observation at conferences for ex-gays, reorientation therapists, mainstream psychologists, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o Lgbt Activism by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors)
    Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o Lgbt Activism - by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors)

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781477307304 | ISBN 10: 1477307303

    In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their et ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual by Terry Sanderson
    The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual - by Terry Sanderson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781786102331 | ISBN 10: 1786102331

    In this funny, warm and touching book Terry Sanderson reveals how he the most unwilling and unlikely of activists - honed his skills as a campaigner at the very beginning of the struggle for gay rights in Britain. But this is more than just the sto ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks
    The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism - by Adrian Brooks

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781627781237 | ISBN 10: 1627781234

    The Right Side of History tells the hundred-year history of queer activism in a series of revealing close-ups, first person accounts, and intimate snap-shots of some of LGBT pioneers and radicals, both the known and many heretofore unknown. Adrian Br ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond by Various authors
    Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and Beyond - by Various authors

    £12.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780956450784 | ISBN 10: 0956450784

    LGBT activist and civil rights history from the 1960s to the 2000s has had a huge impact on our social and political landscape in the UK, yet much of this history remains hidden.   Prejudice and Pride: LGBT Activist Stories from Manchester and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality by Suzanna Danuta Walters
    The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality - by Suzanna Danuta Walters

    £18.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780814770573 | ISBN 10: 0814770576

    From Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Expectations by Julie Bindel
    Straight Expectations - by Julie Bindel

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783560004 | ISBN 10: 1783560002

    Journalist and political activist Julie Bindel explores what it means to be gay in today's world.  From picket line to picket fence - what does it mean to be gay in the era of same- sex marriage and equal rights?   More than four decad ... more

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  • Cover image of book Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion by Ryan Conrad (Editor)
    Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion - by Ryan Conrad (Editor)

    £11.50   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781849351843 | ISBN 10: 1849351848

    Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?  Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Israel/Palestine and the Queer International by Sarah Schulman
    Israel/Palestine and the Queer International - by Sarah Schulman

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780822353737 | ISBN 10: 0822353733

    In this chronicle of political awakening and queer solidarity, the activist and novelist Sarah Schulman describes her dawning consciousness of the Palestinian liberation struggle. Invited to Israel to give the keynote address at an LGBT studies confe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red in the Rainbow: Sexuality, Socialism & LGBT Liberation by Hannah Dee
    The Red in the Rainbow: Sexuality, Socialism & LGBT Liberation - by Hannah Dee

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781905192700 | ISBN 10: 1905192703

    The Red in the Rainbow is no normal addition to an LGBT activist's bookshelf. It is a must-read for the whole movement. This is a critical weapon for LGBT activists, providing the perspective needed in an emerging movement. But it also relates this s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great Speeches on Gay Rights by James Daley
    Great Speeches on Gay Rights - by James Daley

    £2.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780486475127 | ISBN 10: 0486475123

    This comprehensive anthology traces the rhetoric of the gay rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present. It chronicles the progression from its deeply clandestine beginnings to the battle for recognition, through political struggl ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage by M. V. Lee Badgett
    When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - by M. V. Lee Badgett

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780814709306 | ISBN 10: 0814709303

    Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Associations 44th Division (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues)  The summer of 2008 was the summer of love ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation by Sheery Wolf
    Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation - by Sheery Wolf

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781931859790 | ISBN 10: 1931859795

    Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  Inside are essays on the roots of LGBT op ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay and Lesbian Experience by Edited by Louis-Georges Tin
    The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay and Lesbian Experience - by Edited by Louis-Georges Tin

    £38.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781551522296 | ISBN 10: 1551522292

    Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Provincial Queens: The Gay and Lesbian Community in the North-West of England by Dr Mike Homfray
    Provincial Queens: The Gay and Lesbian Community in the North-West of England - by Dr Mike Homfray

    £42.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9783039109302 | ISBN 10: 3039109308

    What do we mean by 'the gay community'? What is the state of 'gay and lesbian politics' in contemporary Britain? Have 'communitarian' ideas provided a framework for change? And what is the view from outside the capital?  Recent years have seen both ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unpacking Queer Politics by Sheila Jeffreys
    Unpacking Queer Politics - by Sheila Jeffreys

    £15.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780745628387 | ISBN 10: 0745628389

    Unpacking Queer Politics argues that the strong lesbian feminist movement of the 1970s, which was able to articulate a philosophy and practice that distinguished lesbian politics from gay male politics, was submerged in the 1990s beneath a gay male a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everyday Activism: A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People and Their Allies by Edited by Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan
    Everyday Activism: A Handbook for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People and Their Allies - by Edited by Michael R. Stevenson and Jeanine C. Cogan

    £28.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780415926683 | ISBN 10: 0415926688

    Comprehensive, up-to-date, and readable, Everyday Activism provides the strategies, hard date, and legal arguements central to the fight for equality in lesbian, gay, and bisexual life. It is the essential reference guide on everything from domestic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994 by Elizabeth A. Armstrong
    Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994 - by Elizabeth A. Armstrong

    £25.50   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780226026947 | ISBN 10: 0226026949

    Unlike many social movements, the gay and lesbian struggle for visibility and rights has succeeded in combining a unified group identity with the celebration of individual differences.   In Forging Gay Identities, Elizabeth Armstrong explores ... more

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