Friday, June 14, 2024
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Summer reading: From Gay to Z – A Queer Compendium

From ABBA to addiction, hair and makeup to HIV, Fannie Flagg to fierce, in the book From Gay to Z playwright and performer Justin Elizabeth Sayre offers their own perspective on the things that have influenced gay culture today.

Based on their acclaimed five-part performance The GAyBC’s, From Gay to Z is a humorous collection of the rich legacy of gay culture, told through the letters of the alphabet. Sayre takes the readers on a tour of iconic figures, historical moments, ongoing issues in the LGBTQIA+ community, and everything in between.

Admittedly, it’s an impossible task to encapsulate all of queer culture into one book, but Sayre sees it as a starting point to remembering history and starting conversations, “As we begin to learn about ourselves, we hope to hand that knowledge over to the next generation of queer people to do with as they will. This book is an attempt to pass along as much as I can.”

Engagingly written over 300 pages and beautifully designed, From Gay to Z is a distinctive and dynamic look at gay culture for readers everywhere. It’s the perfect gift for younger queer friends and allies looking to learn more about our culture. Pride month is just around the corner after all!

Order your copy HERE.

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John A. Hernandez is a staff writer for Queer Forty with a focus on entertainment. He is also a writer for Vacationer Magazine and a contributor to Bear World Magazine and Gayming Magazine. He has a special love for all things horror and Halloween. He currently resides with his husband in New York City.

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