A Short History of Queer Women (Paperback)
Have you ever found yourself ridiculously frustrated by the "and they were roommates" trope assigned to the queer ladies of yesteryear? Ever wanted to scream at the TV "they were totally lovers!" during a documentary mentioning gal-pals who wrote passionate correspondences until their deaths? If so, this book may be for you. Packed with witty humor and all the lesbian drama your heart could desire, A Short History of Queer Women provides a comprehensive timeline of the many sapphic icons egregiously written out of history books. A must-read for queer and non-queer history geeks alike!
—Mikayla— From Staff Favorites List
Queer women have always existed – let’s put them back in the history books
No, they weren’t ‘just friends’!
Queer women have been written out of history since, well, forever. ‘But historians famously care about women!’, said no one. From Anne Bonny and Mary Read who sailed the seas together disguised as pirates, to US football captain Megan Rapinoe declaring ‘You can’t win a championship without gays on your team’, via countless literary salons and tuxedos, A Short History of Queer Women sets the record straight on women who have loved other women through the ages.
Who says lesbians can’t be funny?
About the Author
Kirsty Loehr is a writer and English teacher. She has a master’s degree in transnational creative writing and loves football, history and humour – but not necessarily in that order. She lives in Brighton with her partner and their son.
‘I absolutely adored it, quite literally couldn’t put it down once I started and devoured it in one sitting. It was heartfelt and hilarious, and full of so much love for, not just all lesbians, but all walks of the LGBT+ community.
A real witty sucker-punch of lesbian history - reading it is like uncovering a secret; it’s shocking, romantic, infuriating, and all of it clawing at the pages with a need to finally be heard.’
— Connie Glyn
'Fast paced, fun, and delightfully filthy.'
— Kate Lister