Synopses & Reviews
Have pride in history.
A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-19th-century Europe — long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969 — to the gender warriors leading the charge today. Featuring more than 300 images from more than seventy photographers and twenty archives, this inclusive and intersectional book enables us to truly see queer history unlike anything before, with glimpses of activism in the decades preceding and following Stonewall, family life, marches, protests, celebrations, mourning, and Pride. By challenging many of the assumptions that dominate mainstream LGBTQ+ history, We Are Everywhere shows readers how they can — and must — honor the queer past in order to shape our liberated future.
“Probably the best coffee-table book ever created.” Los Angeles Review of Books
“An impassioned photographic tour of an ever-changing, increasingly vocal and insistently resilient LGBTQ community and culture, from 19th-century ideology to contemporary conversations around intersectionality.” The New York Times
“Meticulous research accompanies indelible images depicting ferocious outrage, glorious celebration, and profound mourning, making this an essential reference for generations to come.” Gay and Lesbian Review
About the Author
Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, creators of Instagram's @lgbt_history, live in Washington, DC, where Leighton is an attorney and Matthew, a former attorney, is a writer and lecturer. They enjoy fighting fascists, spending time with their dog, and disrupting fundamentalists' worldviews. We Are Everywhere is the couple's first book.