The Center in partnership with the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division welcomes Dan Glass to discuss his recently published work “Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT DAN GLASS
Dan Glass is an AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter, and writer. Dan has been recognized as ‘Activist of the Year’ with the Sexual Freedom Awards and was announced a ‘BBC Greater Londoner’ for founding Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time. His book United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow was Observer book of the week. Dan recently founded self-defense empowerment program Bender Defenders and Queer Night Pride to confront rising hate crime. Follow him @danglassmincer.
The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division will be on hand to sell copies of Dan Glass’s “Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History.” We encourage attendees to reserve a copy of any of these books to ensure we have plenty of copies. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “Dec. 12th event” in the subject line).