Books in Common NW: Chloe Davis

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:30pm

YAAAS QUEEN! Test your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ language contributions with Chloe Davis and THE QUEENS' ENGLISH

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Do you know where yaaaas queen! comes from? Do you know the difference between a bear and a wolf? Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for? Explore the impact of the LGBTQIA+ community on English language with this landmark reference guide. An intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.

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The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use kiki, polysexual, or transmasculine in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more.

For every queen in your life--the men, women, gender non-conforming femmes, butches, daddies, and zaddies-- The Queens' English is at once an education and a celebration of queer history, identity, and the limitless imagination of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Chloe O. Davis is a proud Black bisexual woman and debut author who works in the entertainment industry in New York. A graduate of Hampton University and Temple University, she has centered her creative platform on amplifying the narratives of Black culture and heightening the awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community. Davis’s work as a dancer, actor, and creative has allowed her to travel to all fifty states and internationally where she spent fifteen years researching, writing and creating The Queens’ English, The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. Davis celebrates the etymological diversity of over eight hundred terms used to describe the collective gay and queer experience and believes The Queens’ English is a starting point for important conversations around inclusivity, sexuality, gender expression and identity.

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ISBN: 9780593135006
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Clarkson Potter - February 2nd, 2021

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