The Queer Bible, A Celebration of Queer Culture to feature Elton John, Tan France and Graham Norton

Harper Collins have announced they are to release ‘The Queer Bible’, a powerful and beautiful celebration of Queer Culture. It will feature contributions from icons like Elton John, his husband David Furnish, Queer Eyes Tan France, Munroe Bergdorf and Graham Norton.

Edited by Jack Guinness, it will feature over 20 essays from some well-known names, each will highlight queer icons both past and present.

  • Amelia Abraham on Susan Sontag;
  • Courtney Act on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert;
  • David Furnish on Sylvester;
  • Elton John on Divine;
  • Freddy McConnell on David Bowie,
  • Graham Norton on Armistead Maupin;
  • Gus Kenworthy on Adam Rippon;
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist on Félix González-Torres;
  • Hanne Gaby Odiele on Pidgeon Pagonis;
  • Jack Guinness on RuPaul;
  • Joseph Cassara on Pedro Almodóvar;
  • Juliet Jacques on Pier Paulo Pasolini;
  • Lady Phyll on Moud Goba;
  • Mae Martin on Tim Curry;
  • Mark Moore on Quentin Crisp;
  • Matthew Todd on Harvey Fierstein;
  • Munroe Bergdorf on Paris is Burning;
  • Mykki Blanco on Vaginal Davis;
  • Paris Lees on Edward Enninful;
  • Paul Flynn on George Michael;
  • Paul Mendezon on James Baldwin;
  • Paula Akpan on Black British lesbians;
  • Russell Tovey on David Robilliard,
  • Tan France on Queer Eye.

Each essay will be accompanied by bespoke illustrations from LGBTQ+ and ally artists to create a
truly beautiful celebration of queer culture.

Discussing the project, Jack said ‘Exploring The Queer Bible is going to be such a
moving and inspiring experience for our readers. It connects LGBTQ+ people with their proud
history, with the legends who went before us, making our lives possible. For our allies, the book
welcomes you into the queer experience. We celebrate difference and uniqueness while reinforcing
our shared history. So many rich, varied, diverse lives entwine to create our community, our history,
and our shared narrative. The Queer Bible writers give so much of themselves – you feel so
connected to their stories. It’s a book that fosters empathy, connectedness and reinforces our
mutual humanity. It’s a rare treat to read an essay collection that is so wise and accessible and will
also make you cry hysterically and laugh until a little bit of wee comes out! I couldn’t be prouder of
our contributors and I’m beyond excited to share The Queer Bible with you.’

The Queer Bible will be published on 10th June 2021 by HQ in the UK and Dey Street Books in the
The US.

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