A collection of insightful interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain, publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
'The Ben Hunte Interviews': Presenter and journalist Ben Hunte interviews his LGBTQ heroes about their unforgettable gay moments. Guests include Paul O’Grady, Stephen K Amos, Peter Tatchell, Ruth Hunt (CEO of Stonewall), Stephanie Hirst, YouTuber Calum McSwiggan.
'The Essay: The Love That Wrote Its Name': Simon Callow, Stella Duffy, Gregory Woods, Neel Mukherjee and Louise Welsh explore and celebrate five gay relationships of writers and artists.
'Queer Icons: Plato’s Symposium': Shahidha Bari discusses LGBTQ in the history of philosophy.
'Who Decides If Gay Is OK?': What brought about decriminalisation in the UK and why has it not happened in Zambia, which largely inherited the British legal system?
'Highlights from Front Row’s Queer Icons Project': Celebrating LGBTQ culture from the poetry of Sappho to the songs of Frank Ocean, guests are asked to champion a piece of LGBTQ artwork that is special to them. Presented by Alan Carr, with guests including Mary Portas, Olly Alexander, Christine and the Queens, Stella Duffy, and the Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney.
'Happy That Way': Special compilation programme made in 2017 celebrating the best out and proud BBC Radio comedy from the past five years. Features Susan Calman, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Al Porter, Mae Martin, Stephen K Amos, Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha and Sandi Toksvig.
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A mixed collection of being LGBT+ in Britain. Like many of these collections, the views are limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans, and nothing else under the umbrella - I would love to see more diversity. But I enjoyed the mix of personal accounts, politics/activism, comedy and documentary. Would have been helpful to have chapter names by topic or person.
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