|From The Publisher*
|Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2020 This immersive, accessible and thought-provoking book takes the reader on a journey - from Los Angeles to Istanbul, via London, Stockholm and Belgrade - to explore the pros and cons, the myths and realities of life for LGBTQ+ people today. Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world's biggest drag convention in Los Angeles, marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey's underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
|Amelia Abraham (b. 1991) is a journalist from London. She has worked as an editor at Vice, Refinery29, and Dazed. Her main interest is LGBTQ+ identity politics, and she has written on this topic for The Guardian, Observer, Independent, Sunday Times, New Statesman,ES Magazine, i-D and Vogue. She also writes about feminist issues, human rights, health, arts and culture and sex. Queer Intentions is her first book.