Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey

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Publish Date
October 01, 2019
8.3 X 10.1 X 1.0 inches | 2.03 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher Measom has been a freelance writer/photographer since 1994. He was senior writer at the travel newsletter Out & About for ten years and had a monthly column called "New York Metro Page" in the now-defunct Hero magazine. Measom's books--co-created with partner-in-life Timothy Shaner--include Paris: Wish You Were Here!, The Little Big Book of Ireland, and Sex Libris. He is photo editor of the bestseller Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey. He and Tim live in New York City.


"Freelance writer and photographer Measom (Sex Libris) creates a stirring history of the LGBTQ Pride movement, exploring how historical events and the broader cultural zeitgeists helped to shape the LGBTQ experience years before the Stonewall uprising. Measom organizes the narrative by era, from the sexually liberated 1920s to the comparatively repressive culture of the 1950s and through the devastation wrought by the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Measom presents a vivid photographic record, with images representing LGBTQ figures in hours of celebration (the first anniversary Stonewall march in 1970) and protest (ACT UP protesting in 1988). Archival materials enrich the narrative, including original poster art for events, Pride rallies, and organizations as well as excerpts from articles, speeches, interviews, and literary works. Sections also highlight the lives and contributions of well-known activists such as Marsha P. Johnson and Harvey Milk and entertainers such as Stormé DeLarverie, whose run-in with the police allegedly started the Stonewall riots. This stylish volume powerfully depicts how generations have sustained the Pride movement." --Publishers Weekly