Independent Radical Publishing
Fri, 16 Jun 2023, 7:00 - 8:00 PM (BST)
Category Is Books, 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8NN
We invite you to join us for an evening of readings, Q&A and discussion with Dan Glass, author of 'Queer Footprints', and guests on queer history and activism.
This groundbreaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious and empowering events of London’s queerstory. Follow in the footprints of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London’s first Pride parade in 1972 or witnessed the 1999 bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho.
Accompanied by a chorus of voices of both iconic and unsung legends of the movement, readers can walk through parts of East, West, South and North London, dipping into beautifully illustrated maps and extraordinary tales of LGBTQIA+ solidarity, protest and pride. The shadows of gentrification, policing, homophobia and racism are time and again resisted.
From the Brixton Fairies to Notting Hill Carnival to world-changing protests in Trafalgar Square, Rebel Dykes to drag queen communes, Queer Footprints celebrates the hidden histories of struggle and joy. Including an accessibility guide and a list of these gems for your pleasure – queer spaces, clubs, networks and resources galore.
Doors at 7pm, with the reading starting around quarter past (on queer time)
This event is ticketed with unreserved entry.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. There will also be copies available using the bookshop pay-it-forward fund.
The bookshop has level access from the street. Let Category Is bookshop know if you need more venue information or have specific questions on access / disability / neurodiversity needs. Contact them via: [email protected].
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Walk in our queer elders' footprints in this guide full of humour, joy, pathos and mischief