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  • Waterstones Manchester 91 Deansgate Manchester, England, M3 2QG United Kingdom (map)

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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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