Things have never been easy for LGBTQ+ community members. For years, the LGBTQ+ community has suffered many injustices. But, even while all that happened, some LGBTQ+ members have stood up and become heroes. To celebrate, here is the book of pride, honoring the LGBTQ+ heroes.

The Book of Pride Honoring the LGBTQ+ community Heroes.
The Book of Pride Honoring the LGBTQ+ community Heroes.
Graphic by Haydee Vanegas.

Pride month is used to honor the LGBTQ+ community heroes that have stood up against injustices. People that have become the voices of the community in the world.

The Book of Pdide is a nonfiction history book written by Mason Funk. It was released on May 21 of 2019, with a complete name is The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed The World. It is a compilation of interviews and biographies of leaders and activists from the LGBTQ+ community, published by HarperCollins.

Mason Funk, the writer of the Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed The World.
Mason Funk, the writer of the Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed The World.
Original photo from out.com.
Graphic by Haydee Vanegas.

The book’s author, Mason Funk, is the Founder and Executive Director of OUTWORDS Archive. A nonprofit organization dedicated to archive interviews with activists from the LGBTQ community. Most of those interviews are recorded on-camera by the organization. And it was the book’s author medium to collect all the information necessary for The Book of Pride.

In The Book of Pride, Funk curated all the interviews to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ heroes. The heroes responsible for the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Individuals who have been changing the world from the start of the LGBTQ movement in the 1960s to the present wiith the object of safeguarding the story of the LGBTQ community.

The Book of Pride LGBTQ+ Heroes who changed the world.
The Book of Pride LGBTQ+ Heroes who changed the world.
Original photo from goodreads.com.
Graphic by Haydee Vanegas.

The Book of Pride shares the stories of 75 amazing individuals, LGBTQ+ community members, leaders, and activists that have stood up against injustices. It presents a mix between well-known and unsung LGBTQ+ heroes. It contains a compilation of interviews, biographies, and black and white pictures.

Some LGBTQ+ community heroes presented in the book are:

  • Donna Sachet: a drag actor, community activist, writer, and songwriter who has been the receptor of many community honors.
  • Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: a trans woman activist for transgender rights. Someone who has mostly focused on the rights of the LGBTQ+ community members of color.
  • Evan Wolfson: the marriage same-sex marriage pioneer in the U.S. He is an attorney and gay rights, advocate.
  • Kay Lahusen: the first openly gay American woman photojournalist.

These are just some LGBTQ+ community heroes of the 75 shared in The Book of Pride. The book is definitely a realistic book to get inspired to fight for our rights and defend who we are.