The Book of Pride

LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

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288 pages USA
ISBN: 9780062571700
Author: Mason Funk
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Synopsis

THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution. By shining a light on these remarkable stories of bravery and determination, THE BOOK OF PRIDE not only honors an important chapter in American history, but also empowers young people today (both LGBTQ and straight) to discover their own courage in order to create positive change. Furthermore, it serves a critically important role in ensuring the history of the LGBTQ movement can never be erased, inspiring us to resist all forms of oppression with ferocity, community, and, most importantly, pride

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Mason Funk

Mason Funk was born in Los Angeles in 1958, graduated from Stanford University, and lived in Tacoma, Washington, Portland, Maine and Lisbon, Portugal before returning to Los Angeles and beginning his career as an award-winning writer/producer of non-fiction television programs and documentary films. His TV and film projects have covered topics ranging from Mother Teresa to the history of secret White House recordings to the long-term effects of concussions in professional football to an American teenager's quest to keep her undocumented Guatemalan mother from being deported. He has received two Emmy nominations for his work in television.

In 2016, Mason launched OUTWORDS to capture the timeless, inspiring stories of LGBTQ pioneers and elders. An avid distance runner, choral singer and chef, Mason lives with his husband Jay Edwards and their French bulldog Henri in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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