Pride & Joy por Kathleen Archambeau

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Pride & Joy Kathleen Archambeau


Kathleen Archambeau



Stories of success, happiness and hope from the LGBT communityStories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroestells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it.Discover LGBT community stories that will stir you and reveal:why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice.why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco’s life and how Ugandan activist “LongJones” escaped death threats and gained asylum.Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives.Be inspired by LGBT community stories that celebrate the human spirit:Be emboldened by the bravery of a Uruguayan author who was rejected by her immediate family even as she began a family of her own.Be inspired by the audacity to fight for justice that motivates National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, a Mormon who grew up in Utah.Learn how two couples transcend time and distance to finally be together and how one NBA sports executive summoned the courage to come out.Discover the message of love from the first openly lesbian United Methodist Church Bishop.Learn the secrets of successful OUT IBM executive based in London and the rewards of Ballroom Basix founder in Harlem.See how the Maori philosophy of whānau guided the MP who won marriage rights in New Zealand and how high expectations overcame disability and bullying for an acclaimed mezzo-soprano.Know how the Armenian Genocide and family tensions impacted a professional violinist and composer.Pride & Joy is a window into the LGBTQ community for straight friends, allies, parents and families of this finally emerging marginalized group. There’s hope that, in the words of Dan Savage, “It Gets Better” for:the transgender choreographer and dancer who continues to break rules and enlighten audiences to the Dutch singer, songwriter and independent theater producer who breaks down stereotypes.the Russian émigré award-winning computer scientist to the Chinese folk dancer.the founder of an award-winning smoking cessation program to the California Political Director of the Obama re-election campaign.and, for Entrepreneurs and gay dads, ballroom dancers and Hungarian activists on neo-Nazi “hit lists.”

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From Tony Kushner to Adrienne Rich, Kathleen Archambeau has connected LGBTQ luminaries in the movement for equal rights since 1992. An award-winning nonfiction writer and journalist, Archambeau wrote a regular column profiling icons for one of the oldest queer newspapers in the country. Her first book was endorsed by Nancy Pelosi and Leslie Blodgett and featured twice in Forbes. Her essay, “Seized,” one of only two Lesbian essays in a collection of 21 authors that included Jane Smiley, The Other Woman edited by Victoria Zackheim was lauded by Publishers Weekly for its “top-drawer writers” and featured on The Today Show, People, L.A. Sunday Weekly and O magazines. A founding supporter of the LGBT wing of the SF Public Library and the Dance of America Foundation Board, VP and Co-Chair of Fundraising for one of the first mental health agencies dedicated to services for the LGBT community, Archambeau has worked tirelessly to extend equal access to all LGBTQ persons. Along with her wife, Archambeau is winner of numerous first place ribbons and 2 bronze medals in same-sex ballroom dancing at the Gay Games in Cologne and featured in The Trevor Project video It Gets Better series aimed at preventing gay youth suicide, “Come Dance with Us,” filmed and produced by Robert Cortlandt. Kathleen lives in the SF Bay Area with her Beloved and their Guide Dog Career Change Puppy.

Datos del libro
Mango Media 2017
ISBN: 9781633535510
Idioma: Español
Formatos: pdf epub kindle mobi

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