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.