This is more than the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights it is also the whole gay experience of that time. It features deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena. The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clary, Matt Lucas, Matthew Parrish, Simon Callow, Will Young, Sir Derek Jacobi, Tom Robinson, Marc Almond, Sir Elton John, Alain Judd, Simon Callow, Angela Eagle, Baroness Barker, Dan Gillespie Sells, Evan Davis, Jake Graf, Jason Prince, Jon Savage, Lee Tracy, Sir Ian McKellen Lord Browne, Lord Cashman, Lord Paddick, Lord Smith, Manny, Mark Mcadam, Mark Wardell, Mathew Todd, Olly Alexander, Paris Lees, Paul Gambaccini, Peter Tachell, QBoy, Shon Faye, Stephanie Hirst, Stephen Amos, Steve Blame, The Reverend Andrew Foreshew-Cain, Tris Penna, Yotan Ottolenhgi and Zoe Lyons and more.
About the author
Simon Napier-Bell is a music manager, author and journalist. At different times, he has managed artists as diverse as The Yardbirds, John’s Children, Marc Bolan, Japan, London, Ultravox, Boney M, Sinitta, Wham!, Blue Mercedes, Alsou and Candi Staton. He has also written successful books about music including Black Vinyl White Powder and I’m Coming To Take You To Lunch. He cowrote the English lyrics for Dusty Springfi eld’s hit ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ with Vicki Wickham.