Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes (Lgbt History, Gift for Teen, Role Models, for Readers of We Make It Better)


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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Award-winning writer and journalist, Kathleen Archambeau has been advocating for LGBTQ rights since 1992. Her work in the LGBTQ community was instrumental in Dance of America Foundation's acquiring 501c3 status. As a founding member of the James Hormel LGBT wing of the San Francisco Public Library, she has supported access to LGBT history and literature for all. Awarded for her work as VP of the Board and Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for one of the largest mental health agencies dedicated to serving the queer community, she, along with the Board, raised more money than the prior 10 years for mental health services for underserved LGBT clients grappling with AIDS, breast cancer, coming out, gender identity, self-esteem, employment, custody and housing discrimination issues. A same-gender ballroom dancer, Kathleen and her wife participated in the Gay Games in Cologne and won two medals. They encouraged LGBTQ teens to find like-minded friends through a film by Robert Cortlandt for The Trevor Project, the It Gets Better video project series aimed at reducing LGBTQ teen suicide, 4X more likely than straight teen suicide rates and 8X more likely for LGBTQ teens in religiously condemning households. Archambeau wrote a regular column of inspiring profiles for one of the largest LGBTQ newspapers in the US and the first in California, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES.

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black worked on the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated television series Big Love as a writer and producer for three seasons. He also wrote screenplays for Pedro, profiling the late AIDS activist and reality television star Pedro Zamora.


"Archambeau certainly succeeded in her quest for diversity; Pride & Joy is remarkable for the scope of individuals it contains. There's a blind opera singer, a trans male choreographer, a Ugandan activist and a New Zealand athlete and parliamentarian. There's also a genderqueer scholar, lesbian tech stars, an immigrant baker and a gay sports executive. The uniting factor besides their sexuality is that all of the people are successful in their chosen field." - The Windy City Times "Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has surrounded himself with shady figures fixated on pushing "religious freedom" as a means of suppressing LGBT rights...Coming against this backdrop, Pride and Joy is a refreshing reprieve. Kathleen Archambeau's study profiles thirty individuals who represent the full spectrum of the LGBT rainbow. Each subject comes across as a complex person and not just a checked box...This book would be especially appropriate for teenage readers in search of gay role models." -Gay & Lesbian Review