Hardback $32.99 - Pan Macmillan UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 28/May/2019 - ISBN: 9781509866168
Amelia Abraham (b. 1991) is a journalist from London. She has worked as an editor at <i>Vice</i>, <i>Refinery29</i> and <i>Dazed</i>. Her main interest is LGBTQ+ identity politics, and she has written on this topic for the <i>Guardian</i>, the <i>Observer</i>, the <i>Independent</i>, the <i>Sunday Times</i>, the <i>New Statesman</i>, <i>ES Magazine</i>, <i>i-D</i> and <i>Vogue</i>. She also writes about feminist issues, human-rights, health, arts and culture and sex. <i>Queer Intentions</i> is her first book. This immersive, accessible and thought-provoking book takes the reader on a journey – from Los Angeles to Istanbul, via London, Stockholm and Belgrade – to explore the pros and cons, the myths and realities of life for LGBTQ+ people today. Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced?
Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer in 2019. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world’s biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey’s underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
<i>Queer Intentions</i> provides the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when queer culture has never been so mainstream.
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