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“The Queeriodic Table: A Celebration Of LGBTQ+ Culture” by Harriet Dyer— A Clever Look at Our Culture
“The Queeriodic Table: A Celebration Of LGBTQ+ Culture”, Summersdale, 2019.
A Clever Look at Our Culture
“The Queeriodic Table” is a wonderful little book for a gift or just to keep. It uses periodic table to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture in all of its aspects. Using the chart of the elements, we see those essential LGBTQ+ elements that helped to form our community. Modern queer culture comes together with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
I love the design of the book. It boldly displays the colors of the Rainbow flag but it is what is inside that really won me over. We have the celebrities and the game changers as well as the unsung heroes (Oscar Wilde Christine Jorgenson, Tom of Finland, Harvey Milk, Audre Lorde, Dan Savage, Janet Mock, Marsha P, Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, etc.) a timeline of queer world history, information about the biggest queer culture festivals and events in the world (Gay Games, Wigstock, Seoul Queere Culture Festival, the Delhi Queer Pride Parade etc.) and references to classic works of queer art, literature, music, TV and film.
There is also a glossary of certain language, lingo and definitions. It is a brief all you ever wanted to know book that is both fun and educational to read.