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Queer Intentions
Queer Intentions

Queer Intentions

A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture


296 Pages, 5.12 x 7.76

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781509866175

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Nov 2020)

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This immersive, accessible and thought-provoking book takes the reader on a journey—from Los Angeles to Istanbul, via London, Stockholm and Belgrade—to explore the pros and cons, the myths and realities of life for LGBTQ+ people today

Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.


"An excellent interviewer, Abraham gives her subjects the space to reveal themselves, then mines their discursive conversations for astute insights…The result is a stimulating and authentic account of queer life today." —Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Amelia Abraham has worked as an editor at Vice, Refinery29 and Dazed. Her main interest is LGBTQ+ identity politics, and she has written on this topic for the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman, ES Magazine, i-D and Vogue.