ISBN 9780062474322, 0062474324
Paperback | 272 pages
With three starred reviews, this groundbreaking LGBTQ history book, now in paperback, combines riveting facts with a pop culture vibe to chronicle the lives of twenty-three influential queer figures from the Roman Empire through to the present.
World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and you’ve never heard of many of them. In Queer, There, and Everywhere, which received three starred reviews, activist Sarah Prager gives voice to twenty-three people who invented and radicalized and trailblazed and whose stories didn’t make it into the history books. These astonishing true portraits demonstrate how rich and varied gender and sexuality have always been in every culture, in every millennium, on every continent.
Our subjects include people the reader will recognize but didn’t realize were queer and queer people readers have never heard of but who made huge contributions to world history. From long-ago heroes like the genderambiguous Queen of Sweden and a transgender soldier who risked death fighting in the Civil War, to modern figures like the transgender tennis player who won a court case to play as a woman and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who had a relationship with a woman during her marriage to FDR, this book proves that queer people have not only always existed: they have thrived.