We Can Do Better Than This ed. by Amelia Abraham
How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people?
35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future.
We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality', but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and extreme violence. How do we solve this urgent problem, allowing queer people everywhere the opportunity to thrive?
In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices explore this question. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they map new global frontiers in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
Pabllo Vittar pleads for the end of hate murders, Olly Alexander champions inclusive sex education in schools, and Beth Ditto calls for a revolution in representation. Elsewhere, Mykki Blanco sets out a vision to end HIV stigma, Owen Jones demands improved LGBTQ+ mental health services, and Travis Alabanza imagines a world without gender policing.
Moving from the UK and USA to Russia, Bangladesh and beyond, this is a guide to understanding the crucial issues facing LGBTQ+ people today. But it's also a passionate call to action and an important manifesto for how - together - we can start to create a better future.
Edited by journalist and author Amelia Abraham, with writing from:
Peppermint - Wolfgang Tillmans - Olly Alexander - Jonathan Anderson - Pabllo Vittar - Naoise Dolan - Amrou Al-Kadhi - Shura - Beth Ditto - Owen Jones - Riyadh Khalaf - Tom Rasmussen - Mykki Blanco - Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - Travis Alabanza - Yasmin Benoit - Mazharul Islam - Kate Bornstein - Adam Eli - Shon Faye - Fox Fisher - Hanne Gaby Odiele - Sasha Kazantseva - Andrew Gurza - Holland - Levi Hord - Juliet Jacques - Leticia Opio - madison moore - Matthew Riemer (@LGBT_History) - Vincent Desmond - Juno Roche - Bobbi Salvör Menuez - Carl Siciliano
'Carefully considers and tries to find solutions to the issues of repression and violence facing LGBTQ+ people across the world . . . This is a book that aims to break down prejudices and understand the root problems and how to solve them. Moving, personal and political, it's a vital addition to your bookshelf.' - Stylist
'This powerful collection of essays brings together an array of vital voices reflecting on LGBTQ+ equality . . . This book is a pressing and necessary call for progress in LGBTQ+ rights.' - Porter, 10 Motivational Books to Inspire Change in 2021
'Tackles questions around the true meaning of equality and how we get there.' - Vogue
Published: 03 June 2021