365 Gays of the Year (Plus 1 for a Leap Year): Discover LGBTQ+ History One Day at a Time
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About the Author
Originally from Derbyshire, Lewis Laney headed to the bright lights of Blackpool in his teens and began writing queer fiction. After having his first short story published in The Next Wave: The Gay Times Book of Short Stories (2002) at eighteen, he went on to write for various publications including the iconic music magazine The Face. His first book The Little Book of Pride was published in 2020 and immediately topped Amazon's LGBTQ History category. Lewis works in publishing and lives in London, where he works with local establishments to provide safe spaces for queer meet-ups.
Charlotte McMillan-Scott is a pen and digital illustrator based in the UK. Her lively works explore empowerment, visibility and identity. They are full of bright colours, bold lines and famous characters. She also creates stickers.
'An invaluable book to read and to consult.'--Peter Ackroyd, author of 'London: The Biography' and 'Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the
'In 365 Gays of the Year, Lewis Laney provides a fascinating, whistlestop tour of LGBTQIA+ icons and allies from across the globe and throughout history. The range and breadth of the people included goes far beyond previous similar compilations, with many lesser known (yet just as important) queer people featured alongside bigger, more well-known names. Laney has curated the book in a calendar style format that enables you to read one person each day or to dip in and out as you please. The book, published by White Lion, is well-researched and packed full of people, history and ideas that sit alongside Charlotte Macmillan-Scott's colourful illustrations. This will be a great LGBTQIA+ reference book for years to come.'
--Peter Tatchell - Human Rights Campaigner
"This book is perfect for sitting out and letting people stroll through to get a little insight into the people that helped shape the community a little bit at a time or in a couple longer sessions. If you have the chance you should pick up for yourself or a gift for someone in the community."--PaperPhoenixInk.com
"Overall, it's a fun book that would make a perfect gift for the LGBTQIA reader or history buff in your life. Or for someone young or new to the community or who might have just come out, this book serves as proof that the LGBTQIA community has played an integral part in our society for a very long time. From movies and TV shows, to music and pop culture, to politics and activism, Lewis Laney's book covers it all."--Capote Book Review