Title: Good As You
Author: Paul Flynn
First Published: 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press
Price on Amazon: Hardback £13.60 Kindle: £9.99
From prejudice to pride in thirty years.
Good as you follows the struggles gay men had to go through to get equality. This book starts out in 1984 with music on top of the pops showing the world what the gay scene is like with songs like small-town boy.
The book also talks about the HIV outbreak and the panic and fear that followed marginalising an already discriminated against community even more. Yet through all this equality eventually came with the right for same sex couples to legally get married not just have a civil partnership.
This book is a collection of stories of victories for the gay men and community and the victory they finally received as being known as good as you.
This book is close to my heart being part of the LGBT community myself. It was interesting to learn how my community fought for the rights and freedom that I have today to be myself and to marry and be with who I want to be with. For the rights that I have today because of them. I am married in a same sex marriage but had i been born into my mother generation this would not have been possible. I am thankful for the rights we have today.
I think Flynn has done a great job showing the hardship and triumphs our community has had to go through to get to where we are today. 4 out of 5 stars for this book. Very much deserved. I read this book in a single night as i couldn't put it down.
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