Queer Footprints Book Tour! Dan Glass visiting Glasgow


Fri Jun 16 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Category Is Books | Glasgow, SC

Dan Glass is visiting Glasgow as part of the book tour for Queer Footprints - A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History.
About this Event

As the 20th anniversary of the overturning of 'Section 28' and with the latest Conservative government attack on our Trans community - remembering the strength and vitality of our people and movements has never been more important.

We invite you to join us for an evening of readings, Q&A and discussion with Dan Glass & guests, on queer history, activism, honouring and celebrating our resistance movements.

Queer Footprints - A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History by Dan Glass is published by Pluto Press in May 2023.

This groundbreaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious and empowering events of London's queerstory. Follow in the footprints of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London's first Pride parade in 1972 or witnessed the 1999 bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho.

Accompanied by a chorus of voices of both iconic and unsung legends of the movement, readers can walk through parts of East, West, South and North London, dipping into beautifully illustrated maps and extraordinary tales of LGBTQIA+ solidarity, protest and pride. The shadows of gentrification, policing, homophobia and racism are time and again resisted.

From the Brixton Fairies to Notting Hill Carnival to world-changing protests in Trafalgar Square, Rebel Dykes to drag queen communes, Queer Footprints celebrates the hidden histories of struggle and joy. Including an accessibility guide and a list of these gems for your pleasure - queer spaces, clubs, networks and resources galore.

Dan Glass is an ‘Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter and writer. Dan has been recognised as 'Activist of the Year' with the Sexual Freedom Awards and was announced a 'BBC Greater Londoner' for founding Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time. His book United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow was Observer book of the week. Dan recently founded self-defence empowerment programme Bender Defenders and Queer Night Pride to confront rising hate crime.

⏰ Doors at 7pm, with the reading starting around quarter past (on queer time)

?This event is ticketed with unreserved entry.

? Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. There will also be copies available using the bookshop pay-it-forward fund.

♿ The bookshop has level access from the street. Let us know if you need more venue information or have specific questions on access / disability / neurodiversity needs.

Please note: There is (still) no bathroom at the bookshop. The closest accessible toilets are Glad Cafe, Bungo and Tramway.

✨ A note on the bookshop space and expectations. The bookshop space is small, so events like this tend to be magical, intimate, low key and occassionally chaotic. Seating is a mix of some chairs with backs, as well as benches, stools and floor cusions. Lighting is soft and low. The big doors can open for ventilation - and we always do a check before we start to make sure everyone is comfortable, and to make sure everyone who needs a seat has one. Get in touch if you need a space reserved. ✨


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Category Is Books, 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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