The Book of Queer Prophets: 24 Writers on Sexuality


Authors: Various
Curated by Ruth Hunt

9780008360061 | PB | pp. 240 | 2020 | William Collins

The Book of Queer Prophets is a carefully curated collection of essays from LGBTQI authors and activists regarding their experiences with faith, religion and sexuality.

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Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin?

The Book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles from some of our most important thinkers, writers and activists: Jeanette Winterson tackles religious dogma, Amrou Al-Kadhi writes about trying to make it as a Muslim drag queen in London, John Bell writes about his decision to come out later in life, Tamsin Omond remembers getting married in the middle of a protest and Kate Bottley explains her journey to becoming an LGBT ally.

Essays from: Jeanette Winterson, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Garrard Conley, Juno Dawson, Rev. Winnie Varghese, Keith Jarrett, Jay Hulme, Lucy Knight, Tamsin Omond, Erin Clark, Michael Segalov, Jarel Robinson-Brown, John L. Bell, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Karl Rutlidge, Garry Rutter, Rev Rachel Mann, Jack Guiness, Dustin Lance Black, Ric Stott. Afterword: Kate Bottley

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Curator: Ruth Hunt




William Collins





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United Kingdom

About the Curator

Ruth Hunt is the co-founder and director of organisational change consultancy, Deeds & Words, which she runs with her partner Caroline Ellis. Prior to this she was CEO of the LGBT human rights charity Stonewall, where she worked her way up through the policy and campaigning team over fourteen years. During her tenure as CEO, Stonewall also became trans inclusive.


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