MEET THE AUTHOR: Paul Flynn ” Good As You- From Prejudice To Pride: 30 Years Of Gay Britain”
Wednesday 19th July 6pm
The NewBridge Project
Good As You is the tale of the cultural road to British gay equality, told by seasoned journalist and author, Paul Flynn. It tells the tale from Smalltown Boy to same sex marriage, 1984-2014, a period in which gay men turned from enemies to friends of the state, incorporating first and third hand stories from and about some of the major power players in this journey. Politicians, pop stars, footballers, soap stars and actors recount their tales as those behind the scenes get a first chance to tell their sides of the story, too. All life (and death) of the last three decades’ astonishing British gay culture is here.
Paul Flynn is the Features Director of Man About Town and Senior Editor At Large at Love, a columnist for Grazia and Attitude. He has written for the Guardian and Observer, Sunday Times and Express.
Amazon #1 best seller, LGBT book.
Published by Ebury books
Some praise for Good As You:
“One of civilisation’s great pop-cultural writers…tells the story of some of the most amazing decades in British history” (GQ Style)
“Lively, timely and lovingly researched: thoroughly gay, in both the old and the new senses of the word” (Louis Wise The Sunday Times)
“Insightful and engaging look at the past 30 years of gay social history in Britain” (Attitude)
“An essential testament that needs to be read by anyone who came of age during the last three decades: gay, straight, parent, child, sister, brother, politician, policy maker, celebrity, commentator – all of us who are trying to make sense of where we came from and where we are now” (John Tiffany)
“Whether it’s the bittersweet recollections of a former London Lighthouse AIDS nurse, the unexpected moral fortitude of a former tabloid editor, or the Grindr confessions of a pop idol, Flynn finds the heroism in the everyday and the exceptional…an ambitious and inspiring work” (Adam Mattera, former Attitude editor)
“Does for gay culture what Caitlin Moran does for feminism” (Boyd Hilton, heat)
“Buy it now” (Man About Town)
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