This Book is Gay (James Dawson) BOOK REVIEW
Secondly, I like that the author invited other people of all ages to talk about their experiences - which helped him to stop the book focusing on only gay men and to educate readers further whilst still talking about taboo topics.
In a Nutshell:
A handbook for the LGBT+ community and allies
The Actual Review:
The first thing that I'd like to say about This Book is Gay is that I love the fact that the author breaks down stereotypes which centre on the 'LGBT+' community and stereotypes which centre on the 'straight' community. This is such an important yet quite frankly not addressed topic in LGBT+ books as the phrase 'That is so gay!' still exists.
This Book is Gay is more aimed at LGBT+ people themselves instead of allies but it is still certainly a useful guide for everyone and I am so glad I read it because I didn't realise how much I didn't know and I feel like that now I know more, I'm on the road to becoming a better ally (I hope).
Aside from just talking about what gay means etc.... he also talks about sexuality and religion and about the laws on sexuality, same-sex sex and gay marriage in countries. I found this topic to be really interesting but the facts to be quite frankly sh*t because of how blatantly homophobic some governments/religious people can be.
In a Nutshell:
- A useful handbbook for everyone
- Talks about taboo topics
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