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How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Holland, and more share their stories and visions for the future.

'A vital addition to your bookshelf' —Stylist, 5 Books for Summer

'Captivating . . . A must-read' —Gay Times

We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality,' but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and extreme violence. How do we solve this urgent problem, allowing queer people everywhere the opportunity to thrive? In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices explore this question. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how—together—we can start to create a better future.

Edited by journalist and author Amelia Abraham, with writing from: Peppermint - Wolfgang Tillmans - Olly Alexander - Jonathan Anderson - Pabllo Vittar - Naoise Dolan - Amrou Al-Kadhi - Shura - Beth Ditto - Owen Jones - Riyadh Khalaf - Tom Rasmussen - Mykki Blanco - Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - Travis Alabanza - Yasmin Benoit - Mazharul Islam - Kate Bornstein - Adam Eli - Shon Faye - Fox Fisher - Hanne Gaby Odiele - Sasha Kazantseva - Andrew Gurza - Holland - Levi Hord - Juliet Jacques - Leticia Opio - madison moore - Matthew Riemer (@LGBT_History) - Vincent Desmond - Juno Roche - Bobbi Salvör Menuez - Carl Siciliano

About the Author

Amelia Abraham is a journalist and author from London. She has worked as an editor at VICE, Refinery29 and Dazed, and writes for the Guardian, British Vogue and many other publications. Her first book, Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture, is a roving, first-person exploration of the mainstreaming of queer culture across the West.

With We Can Do Better Than This, Amelia Abraham has switched on every light in the queer village, illuminating the still-not-visible and giving space to many, important, intersectional voices on pregnancy and gender, for instance; refuge; ageing and queer community, or the dream of a trans-majority future. Let this be an invitation for us to read further on every pertinent subject and brilliant mind in it--Paul Mendez, author of Rainbow Milk

A queer selection box that's at once thought-provoking and powerful, and at times very funny. This is a snapshot of where we are now, and where we need to get to--Juno Dawson, author of This Book is Gay

A vibey roundtable, an atlas charting global disparities but also interconnectedness, an expedition over the rainbow, a friendly and fierce survey of this critical juncture. Join up--Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar

We Can Do Better Than This is a diverse and powerful collection of writing from 35 inspiring figures, as they reflect on their own experiences of being queer. It poses a simple but essential question: how can we create a better world for our LGBTQ+ family? . . . Urgent and vital--Uli Lenart, Book of the Month, Attitude

Captivating . . . We Can Do Better Than This imagines the next step for our community . . . Digs deep to present a candid commentary on the LGBTQ+ community's ongoing issues and delivers hopeful, thoughtful solutions. Simply put, it's a must-read--Gay Times, 10 LGBTQ+ Books You Have to Read this Pride Month

Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this book embodies the rainbow-coloured diversity of the queer community and neatly articulates the struggles ahead. It is an education in why the concept of 'pride' remains not only relevant but critical--Mohsin Zaidi, author of A Dutiful Boy

Read and be inspired! Global voices with ideas to shape a brighter LGBTQ+ future - a planet without criminalisation, discrimination and hate crime. This book is a reminder that it starts with us and now--Peter Tatchell

Publisher: Vintage
Pub date: oct 01, 2022
384 pages
Format: Paperback