The Little Book of Queer Icons

The Inspiring True Stories Behind Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Icons

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • Price: £6.99
  • Publication date: 14 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786857774

About the book

Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 queer icons, all of them ground-breakers, risk-takers and game-changers. Whether they are activists, sportspeople, scientists or superstars, every one of these people has been a trailblazer in their field, and deserves to have their achievements celebrated the world over. Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary life stories, their awesome achievements and their wonder-words of wisdom with this pocketbook of remarkable people, and prepare to be introduced to your new superheroes.

About the author

Samuel Alexander is a writer from the sunny north of England, who likes to claim he's from Manchester simply because even most local residents don't know where Mossley is. He currently lives in Brighton with his cat Remus, whose favourite place to sleep during a writing session is the keyboard. Samuel writes about all sorts, with LGBTQ topics often at the forefront of his mind, but he's also been known to dabble in other topics for a variety of other media, from video game reviews and scripts to beard blogs (yes you read that right) and magazine articles. Samuel is also a passionate writer of fiction, with a current total of zero published works – ever the struggling artist. 

Phil Shaw is an illustrator, prop maker, seamster, model and film extra from Brighton. He works on any creative project that he can, from props on high-budget blockbuster movies to costumes for local drag queens. He lives with his boyfriend and enjoys making jam.

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