Queer Footprints

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‘A love letter to queer London which reminds us that although we’re not always in the mainstream telling of history, we have always been here’ - Nathaniel Hall, playwright, and actor in It’s A Sin

‘Dan Glass is London’s unofficial queer mayor’ - Peter Staley, HIV activist and author of Never Silent

‘Your back-pocket guide to our queer histories, full of joy and ammunition to claim our beautiful queer futures’ - Tash Walker, host of The Log Books podcast and co-chair of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

This ground-breaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious, and empowering events of London’s queerstory. Follow in the footsteps of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London’s first Pride parade in 1972 or witnessed the 1999 bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho.

Accompanied by a chorus of voices of both iconic and unsung legends of the movement, readers can walk through parts of East, West, South, and North London, dipping into beautifully illustrated maps and extraordinary tales of LGBTQIA+ solidarity, protest, and pride. From the Brixton Faeries to Notting Hill Carnival to world-changing protests in Trafalgar Square, Rebel Dykes to drag queen communes, Queer Footprints celebrates the hidden histories of struggle and joy. Includes an accessibility guide and a list of queer spaces, clubs, networks, and resources.

Dan Glass is a healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter, writer, and author of United Queerdom. He was named a ‘BBC Greater Londoner’ for founding Queer Tours of London. Illustrations by Mark Glasgow.