ISBN 9780062971821, 0062971824
Hardcover | 320 pages
A gorgeously illustrated collection of essays written by today’s queer heroes—featuring contributions from Elton John, Tan France, Gus Kenworthy, Paris Lees, Russell Tovey, Munroe Bergdorf, and many others. The Queer Bible is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history and culture, edited by model, performer, and GQ contributing editor Jack Guinness.
Our queer heroes write about theirs.
In 2016, model and queer activist Jack Guinness decided that the LGBTQ+ community desperately needed to be reminded of its long and glorious history of stardom—and he was spurred to action. The following year, QueerBible.com was born, an online community devoted to celebrating queer heroes, both past and present. “So much queer history is hidden or erased,” says Guinness. “The Queer Bible is a home for all those personal stories and histories.”
In this book, contemporary queer icons pay homage to those who helped pave their paths. Contributors include Vogue’s first trans columnist Paris Lees (writing on Edward Enniful), singer and songwriter Elton John (writing on Divine), author Joseph Casarra (writing on Pedro Almodóvar), and many others, honoring timeless queer icons such as Susan Sontag, David Bowie, RuPaul, Sylvester, and George Michael through illuminating essays paired with stunning illustrations.
The Queer Bible is a powerful and intimate essay collection of gratitude, and an essential, and enduring love letter to the queer community.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Now we praise their names.