The Big Picture (in Pictures)

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We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power,
and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

by Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown
Ten Speed Press. 368 pages, $40.

 

 

“QUEER HISTORY is about the fight to be … seen,” assert authors Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown in their insightful and highly readable account of hard-won struggles for visibility by LGBT people from 1867 to 1994. Replete with vivid historical details and photographs, We Are Everywhere gives those struggles new heft and scope. The effort of transgender people to be acknowledged within the queer movement as a whole is made particularly clear.

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         We Are Everywhere is structured in four parts. An unusual but effective strategy is to open each part with a significant event from the end of its time period and then consider what led up to it.

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Rosemary Booth is a writer and photographer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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