Gay Interest

The Little Book of Pride Heroes: Icons of the LGBTQIA+ Community

A celebration of queer trailblazers!

This book is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ activists, artists, comedians, writers, musicians, and pop-culture giants who have shaped our worlds, expanded our horizons, and radically increased queer visibility.

Featuring trailblazing queer icons such as James Baldwin, George Michael, Frida Kahlo, George Takei, Elliot Page, Virginia Woolf, Leigh Bowery, and Divine, The Little Book of Pride Heroes is a colorfully illustrated homage to the power of pride and the enduring legacy of those who have fought for LGBTQIA+ rights.

About The Author

Jared Richards is a writer based in Sydney, Australia, who was previously a staff writer at Junkee where he focused on music, film, and queer culture. He currently recaps RuPaul’s Drag Race for Junkee. His writing has also featured in The Big Issue, The Monthly, NME, Noisey, The Guardian, Broadsheet, Swampland, Pedestrian.TV, Sissy Screens, Red Bull Music, Australian Geographic, Gourmet Traveller, SBS, Frankie Magazine and more. As a speaker, Jared has appeared at/on National Young Writers’ Festival, Subbed In, triple j, RN and FBi Radio, where he co-hosted Sleepless In Sydney for three years. He also runs a (semi-regular) queer reading night in Sydney.

Phil Constantinesco is a freelance illustrator and motion designer based in Brussels, Belgium. His clients include Marie Claire, Figaro, Néon, Fricote, Men’s Health and Beaux Arts.

  • Publish Date: May 07, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography - LGBTQ+
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 5-1/8 x 7-2/3
  • Pages: 108
  • US Price: $14.95
  • CDN Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-923049-10-9

Author Bookshelf: Phil Constantinesco