We're here, we're queer, and we make the world a better place. People in the LGBTQ community have made positive contributions throughout history and we continue to improve society today. In We Make It Better, Rosswood and Archambeau share inspirational stories of queer icons in a series of revealing close-ups, firstiperson accounts, and intimate snapshots of LGBTQ pioneers and heroes. This book is filled with fascinating profiles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer role models that will give you PRIDE in your community and empower generations of LGBTQ youth in the future.
Did you know that Emma Gonzalez, one of the leaders in the #NeverAgain movement to end gun violence, identifies as bisexual? Did you know that Apple (the largest tech company in the world) is run by Tim Cook, an openly gay man? Did you know one of the biggest blockbuster sci-fi movie franchises was directed by the Wachowskis, two transgender women who also happen to be siblings? Did you know that Iceland's first female prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, was also the world's first openly gay head of government? Did you know Eric Fanning was the first openly gay Secretary of the United States Army and the highest-ranking openly LGBTQ official ever employed at the Pentagon?
We set trends in fashion, film, music, art, and technology. We're Academy Award winners, Grammy Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Olympic Gold medalists. We're doctors, lawyers, judges, politicians, and religious leaders. We run businesses and we even run countries. You'll be inspired to take pride in your community as you learn about some of the LGBTQ heroes who have done all of this and more.
About the Authors
Eric Rosswood is an in-demand authority and commentator on LGBTQ issues including civil rights, parenting, marriage, and politics. He is a major influencer on social media with over 100,000 followers on Twitter alone, and he has led panels on LGBTQ parenting issues for organizations such as the Family Equality Council and the Modern Family Alliance. His bestselling book, Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood, won numerous awards including the best Parenting/Family/Relationships book in the IAN Book of the Year Awards, the best Parenting book in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and the best LGBTQ Non-Fiction book in the International Best Book Awards. Rosswood resides in New York with his husband, son, their two cats, and a dog named Mr. Buggles.
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