Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

AN EVENING OF PRIDE WITH MATTHEW TODD | WATERSTONES MANCHESTER

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Join us for an evening with Matthew Todd, where he'll talk about his latest publication PRIDE.  

2019 sees the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the US which are seen as the key moments in the beginning of the fight for LGBTQ rights.

In PRIDE Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, entertainment, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of the movement with reproduction of rare images and documents. Todd has also drawn together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies from key figures such as David Furnish, Maureen Duffy, Paris Lees, Bisi Alimi, Will Young and Reverend Troy Perry.

Matthew Todd is the multi-award winning author of Straight Jacket (2016) which was described as ‘an essential read for every gay person on the planet’ by Sir Elton John, as ‘utterly brilliant’ by Owen Jones in The Guardian and was awarded Boyz Best LGBT book of 2017. He was editor of Attitude magazine between 2008 – 2016 where he secured Prince William as cover star, the first time a member of the British Royal Family has featured on the cover of a gay magazine. Matthew writes for The Guardian, Evening Standard, Observer and has presented two films for BBC Newsnight.

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Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

MATTHEW TODD AND JAMES BARR PRESENT PRIDE | WATERSTONES EDINBURGH

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Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Matthew Todd (author of Straight Jacket, Pride) is in conversation with James Barr (from award-winning podcast A Gay and A NonGay), looking back at the uprising and the events that followed and transformed the lives of the LGBTQ community. Join them as they examine the past and explore how we can all influence the future for the better.

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In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organization of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. 

Covering the key figures and notable moments, events and breakthroughs of the movement through the reproduction of rare images and documents, and featuring personal testimony essays from notable figures, Pride is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the LGBTQ community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.

Price: £2.00

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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

BRIGHTON PRIDE: A CELEBRATION | WATERSTONES BRIGHTON

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Join Matthew Todd as he discusses his new book, Pride, and shares his thoughts on why it is important to remain an activist as we move forward into the future. The mic will then be open for attendees to come forward and share their experiences on why they celebrate Pride. 

Matthew Todd is a multi award winning writer and sometime performer. He is the author of Straight Jacket - Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame and his brand new book Pride in June 2016 and the play Blowing Whistles which has been performed in London, Australia and the United States. He was the editor of the UK gay magazine Attitude between 2008 and 2016 for which he won three BSME awards. In June 2016, for his last issue as editor, Prince William sat for the cover of Attitude, the first time a member of the Royal Family had appeared in a gay magazine. 

Jonathan Blake has been living with HIV for 33 years. One of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with the virus, he later got involved with the campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), which is exactly what it sounds like: a group of gay-rights activists aiding the striking Welsh miners in 1984 because of their mutual hatred of Margaret Thatcher and the tabloids.

LGSM helped to raise thousands of pounds for the cause, and a bond was struck between the two groups. At London's Gay Pride march in 1985, the miners came up from South Wales by the busload, and the mining union later used its block vote to help enshrine gay rights in British law. Pride, a film about the whole saga, was released in 2014 with Dominic West playing Jonathan. 

Price: Tickets for this event are £4 including a glass of wine and all booking fees.

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Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

BRIGHTON PRIDE: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW TODD AND JONATHAN BLAKE

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Join Matthew Todd as he discusses his new book Pride and then answers your anonymous questions. Matthew will be joined by Jonathan Blake providing perspectives on LGBTQ history from Stonewall to the present, and how we can remain activists going into the future. 

If you would like to ask Matthew and Jonathan an anonymous question during this evening then please email your question in advance to events.brighton@waterstones.com

Matthew Todd is a multi award winning writer and sometime performer. He is the author of Straight Jacket - Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame and his brand new book Pride in June 2016 and the play Blowing Whistles which has been performed in London, Australia and the United States. He was the editor of the UK gay magazine Attitude between 2008 and 2016 for which he won three BSME awards. In June 2016, for his last issue as editor, Prince William sat for the cover of Attitude, the first time a member of the Royal Family had appeared in a gay magazine.

Jonathan Blake has been living with HIV for 33 years. One of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with the virus, he later got involved with the campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), which is exactly what it sounds like: a group of gay-rights activists aiding the striking Welsh miners in 1984 because of their mutual hatred of Margaret Thatcher and the tabloids.

LGSM helped to raise thousands of pounds for the cause, and a bond was struck between the two groups. At London's Gay Pride march in 1985, the miners came up from South Wales by the busload, and the mining union later used its block vote to help enshrine gay rights in British law. Pride, a film about the whole saga, was released in 2014 with Dominic West playing Jonathan. 

Price: Tickets for this event are £4 including a glass of wine and all booking fees.

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Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

BRIGHTON PRIDE: MARKING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS | WATERSTONES BRIGHTON

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Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Matthew Todd (Straight Jacket, Pride) is in conversation with Jonathan Blake looking back at the uprising and the events that followed that transformed the lives of the LGBTQ community. Join them as they examine the past and then look to the future asking: “What is there still left to do?”

Matthew Todd is a multi award winning writer and sometime performer. He is the author of Straight Jacket - Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame and his brand new book Pride in June 2016 and the play Blowing Whistles which has been performed in London, Australia and the United States. He was the editor of the UK gay magazine Attitude between 2008 and 2016 for which he won three BSME awards. In June 2016, for his last issue as editor, Prince William sat for the cover of Attitude, the first time a member of the Royal Family had appeared in a gay magazine. 

Jonathan Blake has been living with HIV for 33 years. One of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with the virus, he later got involved with the campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), which is exactly what it sounds like: a group of gay-rights activists aiding the striking Welsh miners in 1984 because of their mutual hatred of Margaret Thatcher and the tabloids.

LGSM helped to raise thousands of pounds for the cause, and a bond was struck between the two groups. At London's Gay Pride march in 1985, the miners came up from South Wales by the busload, and the mining union later used its block vote to help enshrine gay rights in British law. Pride, a film about the whole saga, was released in 2014 with Dominic West playing Jonathan. 

Price: Tickets for this event are £4 including a glass of wine and all booking fees.

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Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

MATTHEW TODD AND CALUM MCSWIGGAN PRESENT PRIDE | WATERSTONES CARDIFF

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Join us for an evening with Matthew Todd, where he'll talk about his latest publication PRIDE.  

2019 sees the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the US which are seen as the key moments in the beginning of the fight for LGBTQ rights.

In PRIDE Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, entertainment, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of the movement with reproduction of rare images and documents. Todd has also drawn together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies from key figures such as David Furnish, Maureen Duffy, Paris Lees, Bisi Alimi, Will Young and Reverend Troy Perry.

Matthew Todd is the multi-award winning author of Straight Jacket (2016) which was described as ‘an essential read for every gay person on the planet’ by Sir Elton John, as ‘utterly brilliant’ by Owen Jones in The Guardian and was awarded Boyz Best LGBT book of 2017. He was editor of Attitude magazine between 2008 – 2016 where he secured Prince William as cover star, the first time a member of the British Royal Family has featured on the cover of a gay magazine. Matthew writes for The Guardian, Evening Standard, Observer and has presented two films for BBC Newsnight.

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Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

AN EVENING OF PRIDE WITH MATTHEW TODD | WATERSTONES NORWICH

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We are delighted to welcome Matthew Todd, author of the Elton John- acclaimed memoir/ polemic "Straight Jacket" to talk about his latest publication, "Pride". 

In "Pride" Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, from the victories of early activist to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of the movement with reproduction of rare images and documents

Todd has also drawn together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies from key figures such as David Furnish, Maureen Duffy, Paris Lees, Bisi Alimi, Will Young and Reverend Troy Perry.

Tickets are £3, available from waterstones.com and are redeemable against the book on the night.

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

MATTHEW TODD AND JONATHAN BLAKE PRESENT PRIDE | WATERSTONES BRISTOL

In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar The Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organisation of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. 

Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality,from the victories of earlyactivists to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sports and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.

Matthew Todd, former editor of Attitude UK, will join us for this evening preceding Bristol Pride to discuss his latest book Pride.He will be joined by Jonathan Blake, former activist in the Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners group and performer in The HIV Monologues.

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General Admission: £4.00

Waterstones Cardholder: £3.00

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Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

MATTHEW TODD AND CALLUM MCSWIGGAN PRESENT PRIDE | WATERSTONES TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

Join us for an evening with Matthew Todd and special guest, Calum Swiggan, where he'll talk about his latest publication PRIDE.  

2019 sees the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the US which are seen as the key moments in the beginning of the fight for LGBTQ rights.

In PRIDE Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, entertainment, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of the movement with reproduction of rare images and documents. Todd has also drawn together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies from key figures such as David Furnish, Maureen Duffy, Paris Lees, Bisi Alimi, Will Young and Reverend Troy Perry.

Matthew Todd is the multi-award winning author of Straight Jacket (2016) which was described as ‘an essential read for every gay person on the planet’ by Sir Elton John, as ‘utterly brilliant’ by Owen Jones in The Guardian and was awarded Boyz Best LGBT book of 2017. He was editor of Attitude magazine between 2008 – 2016 where he secured Prince William as cover star, the first time a member of the British Royal Family has featured on the cover of a gay magazine. Matthew writes for The Guardian, Evening Standard, Observer and has presented two films for BBC Newsnight.

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Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

PRIDE IN LONDON: THE NEED FOR SAFE QUEER SPACES

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'If we really want to honour the people who fought at the Stonewall Inn on that unusually hot June night in 1969, then we need to defend those hard-won rights and confront anything that threatens the free and stable societies protecting them’

Ahead of Pride London on 6th July, Emma Frankland – award winning theatre-maker/performer and author of collected playtexts None Us is Yet a Robot – will chair a conversation with Niven Govinden, author of This Brutal House and Matthew Todd, author of Pride.

Todd’s landmark book Pride charts the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Niven’s debut novel This Brutal House follows the guardians of a vogue ball community – queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Children, providing safe spaces for them to explore their true selves. It was described by Dazed as ‘a symbolic rallying cry for the need for LGBTQ+ teens to have safe spaces of their own’.

With this in mind, they will discuss the prevailing need for safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community; consider what online and real life spaces look like today; and look back on those formative havens which contributed to the increased acceptance of the queer community.

Price: £10 for general admission | £8 for Students and Waterstones Plus cardholders (tickets come with a free glass of wine or soft drink).

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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

MATTHEW TODD: Pride, The History, The Future | Waterstones Canterbury

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Fifty years ago the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn. As part of worldwide events to mark and celebrate fifty years of the struggle for LBGTQ+ rights, we are hosting this in-conversation and signing with Todd, Editor-at-large  of Attitude , the UK's bestselling gay magazine.Pride has essays by Nan Goldin, Asifa Lahore, Maureen Duffy, Will Young, Bisi Alimi, and chapters on Queer pop and films, Quentin Crisp, and modern families. Come and help us celebrate with a free glass of wine.

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General Admission: £3 (inc. booking fee)

Students: Free

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May
28
3:30 PM15:30

PRIDE: FROM STONEWALL TO THE PRESENT

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Former editor of Attitude magazine and author of 'Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Shame', Matthew Todd, joins us for an 'in-conversation' about his career and the fight for equality in the LGBTQ community.

His book 'Straight Jacket', which addresses the state of mental health of gay men and the wider LGBTQ community, has been described by Elton John as 'an essential read for every gay person on the planet'.

50 years on from the Stonewall riots in New York, Matthew's new book 'Pride: from Stonewall to the Present' charts the history of the LGBTQ equality movement.

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Price: General: £10+ booking fee | Student: £8+ booking fee

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May
27
8:30 PM20:30

MATTHEW TODD AND CALUM MCSWIGGAN PRESENT PRIDE | HAY FESTIVAL

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Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage

In June 1969 police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Matt Todd’s book Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organisation of local members of the community – and the fifty years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Todd, the former editor of Attitude and author of Straight Jacket, is joined by transgender star Paris Lees and YouTuber Calum McSwiggan to celebrate the milestones in the fight for equality, from the victories of early activists to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

PRIDE BOOK SIGNING | PROWLER SOHO

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Meet Matthew Todd, the author behind the fabulous Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement.

"In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organisation of local members of the community, and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality between genders and sexualities, from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.

Covering the key figures and notable moments, events and breakthroughs of the movement through the reproduction of rare images and documents, and featuring interviews and essays from notable figures, Pride is a unique and comprehensive account of the ongoing challenges facing the gay community, and a celebration of the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the sacrifices and passion of this mass movement.

"In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organisation of local members of the community, and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position. Pride documents the milestones in the fight for equality between genders and sexualities, from the victories of early activists to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in politics, sport and the media and the passing of legislation barring discrimination.

Price: FREE

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