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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529113303
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $35.00

We Can Do Better Than This

35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Including Beth Ditto, Owen Jones, Peppermint, Olly Alexander, Wolfgang Tillmans, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? 35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future.

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

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529113303
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $35.00

Praise for We Can Do Better Than This

Carefully considers and tries to find solutions to the issues of repression and violence facing LGBTQ+ people across the world . . . This is a book that aims to break down prejudices and understand the root problems and how to solve them. Moving, personal and political, it's a vital addition to your bookshelf


This powerful collection of essays brings together an array of vital voices reflecting on LGBTQ+ equality . . . This book is a pressing and necessary call for progress in LGBTQ+ rights

Porter, 10 Motivational Books to Inspire Change in 2021

Tackles questions around the true meaning of equality and how we get there


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

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

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

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

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

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