Celebrates LGBT History One Love Story at a Time.
Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
Paperback – 1 Jul 2014
There are sweeping changes being made across the world in respect of equality and with the increasing recognition of same sex marriage. Prolific LGBT writer and editor, Elisa Rolle, has brought together the personal stories of over 700 LGBT couples and celebrates these couples’ life-long relationships by telling their stories. Many of the contemporary couples, who share their stories talk about how they met, fell in love and share photographs from their wedding or of the families that they have started together.
Spanning 2,000 years of history, the book includes a number of interesting pieces of trivia, such as the fact that Sir Isaac Newton, who laid the foundation for modern physics, may have had a relationship with a Swiss mathematician, Nicolas Fatio de Duillier and that the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey
; Arthur C. Clarke; had a 23-year partnership with a Sri Lankan man, and that they are buried together?
The book also reminds us that in these times when equality is moving forward, there were a number of people who came before us, paving the way for LGBT rights to be crystallised, and the book also acts as an alternative cultural history of LGBT people. Elisa Rolle explains in the introduction to Days of Love why she decided to compile this book, “I have always liked love stories, and to me, even if you only spent one day in blissful happiness, then it was a love story. I see the following pages like a family photo album, the enlarged LGBT family sharing their memories: you will read about couples who managed to stay together for more than 70 years, but also those who were able to have only some days of happiness.”
Day of Love by Elisa Rolle is available to buy now from bookstores including www.amazon.co.uk: