The Way We Are Now:Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century

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The Way We Are Now:Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century

'We are complicated; we are a weird, beautiful, wise, stupid, vulnerable, dangerous form of life. Outsiders simply learn to recognise this picture of humankind sooner than the rest.' - Sir Antony Sher

'People describe me as over the top, but nobody's ever told me what the top is I'm supposed to be over.' - Maggi Hambling

'I have a strong sense of having ridden on the hard work and struggle of a lot of people who were more committed and clear-sighted than I ever was.' - Alan Hollinghurst

The arrival of civil partnership in Britain in 2005 was welcomed with a Sun editorial celebrating the forthcoming wedding of Elton John and David Furnish. Beneath the headline 'Gay Pride' the newspaper - once doggedly hostile to homosexuality - claimed the event would 'lend a touch of stardust' to modern Britain.

The Way We Are Now is a compelling account of the way the world has been transformed for millions of gay people within a generation. Lesbians and gay men discuss their lives and work with remarkable candour.

A proportion of the royalties will be donated to Stonewall.

Publication Date: 
May 10, 2006