“Lived Experience: Reflections on LGBTQ Life” by Delphine Diallo— The Earlier Generation

Diallo, Delphine. “Lived Experience: Reflections on LGBTQ Life”, New Press, 2020.

The Earlier Generation.

Amos Lassen

Delphin Daillo’s “Lived Experience” is a beautiful series of full-color portraits of LGBTQ people over the age of fifty. We are all aware of the tremendous progress of

the LGBTQ movement in civil rights, acceptance, and visibility over the last fifty years yet a growing portion of the community remains largely invisible and its concerns have been relegated to the margins.

Here are the voices and lives of older LGBTQ people in the United States, a generation that been through the AIDS epidemic and has also been instrumental in extraordinary progress in LGBTQ rights and visibility in this country.

The book includes fifty full-color portraits of LGBTQ people from across the nation who were interviewed on the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots and gives them a chance to share their stories and to reflect. With a special focus on people of color, thisis a celebration of “an underserved, neglected part of the LGBTQ world in America and an inspiration to future generations.”