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Learning about Queer history is a key component in moving forward successfully in the ongoing battle for LGBT rights. The same can be said for any cultural battle, be it sexism, racism or otherwise.
Jack Guinness is one man who understands this notion, so much so that he has launched a beautiful website, dedicated to Queer history.
— The Queer Bible (@QueerBible) November 22, 2017
Leigh Bowery by @constantin.prozorov Sue Tilley writes about the friendship with legendary performance artist that changed her life - today on www.queerbible.com Sue shares personal stories she’s never spoken publicly about before.. very moving and very very funny. #leighbowery #queer #queerbible #suetilley #queerart #queerhistorymatters #queerhistory
Guinness' own time as a model informed his decisions too: 'In the past I was encouraged not to share my sexuality with clients,' he says. 'I think the fear was, will brands want to be represented by a gay man, and then maybe, will straight men want to buy clothes from a gay man?'
In the face of much ignorance and some hatred towards Queer rights, all of us, Queer or not, should take something from these searingly personal stories of hope and defiance.
This article originally appeared on elleuk.com