We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and TheirPositive Contributions to Society” by Eric Rosswood and Kathleen Archambeau— A Celebration of Who We Are

Rosswood, Eric and Kathleen Archambeau. “We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and TheirPositive Contributions to Society”,  Mango, 2019. A Celebration of Who We Are Amos Lassen So very much has changed regarding our acceptance that sometimes I have to pinch myself to really believe it all. I believe we must never forget who we are and from where we came. Our history gives us great moments of pride and we should not just recognize but celebrate them all. We have positively impacted our communities, made advancements for society, and changed the world.  “We Make It Better” is a new look at our history and it profiles all the people, places, and events that show just how the LGBT community is and what it has done. It is important to remember that we did have the advantage of being visible so much of what we did was not acknowledged at the time. “We Make It Better” includes  biographies of some of the most famous thinkers and movers and shakers in history: f Bayard Rustin, Alan Turing, Dr. Sally Ride, and Oscar Wilde and from the present, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, the Wachowski sisters, Sir Ian McKellen and more. We get a real taste of positivity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and adults and while this could have quite simply been   a “who’s who” of LGBT history, it is a chronicle of the events in history where our community came together to fight for equality and to save lives. This little book shows us how the community came together during the HIV/AIDs crisis, fought for marriage equality, protested discrimination, and pushed for progressive change throughout the years. The places and cultures that have been important to the LGBT community are also profiled. “We learn about the events, places, people, and beliefs that are all causes for pride and celebration.” With the help of this book we discover important LGBT people that have changed the world are moved by the accomplishments of the LGBT community and are inspired by biographies, history and quotes. It is so nice to see all of the accomplishments and contributions our community has made to the world in science, technology, business, religion, sports, the arts, government and entertainment in print. The book is dedicated to “all LGBTQ young adults and teenagers with big dreams and the perseverance to make those dreams come true. This book is sure to empower the next generation of LGBTQ youth to find their passions and transform the world.”
―Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

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