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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride - 30 Years of Gay Britain
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride - 30 Years of Gay Britain (Paperback)

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'One of the most important books about gay culture in recent times' The Quietus



Long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize



In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this terror would come tenderness and 30 years later, the long road to gay equality would climax with the passing of same sex marriage.



Paul Flynn charts this astonishing pop cultural and societal U-turn via the cultural milestones that effected change-from Manchester's self-selection as Britain's gay capital to the real-time romance of Elton John and David Furnish's eventual marriage. Including candid interviews from major protagonists, such as Kylie, Russell T Davies, Will Young, Holly Johnson and Lord Chris Smith, as well as the relative unknowns crucial to the gay community, we see how an unlikely group of bedfellows fought for equality both front of stage and in the wings.



This is the story of Britain's brothers, cousins and sons. Sometimes it is the story of their fathers and husbands. It is one of public outrage and personal loss, the (not always legal) highs and the desperate lows, and the final collective victory as gay men were final recognised, as Good As You.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyLGBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN-13: 9781785032936  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul Flynn has worked as a journalist for over two decades. He began writing at City Life magazine in Manchester and is currently the Senior Contributing Editor at Love and a columnist for Attitude and Grazia. He has previously been a contributing editor and writer at i-D, Pop, Dazed, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman and GQ Style and has written for the Guardian and Observer, Sunday Express and the Sunday Times newspapers. He lives in London.

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