French journalist Frédéric Martel traveled to almost 60 countries to interview activists, artists, business owners, politicians and average citizens to document how gay culture develops around the world. Martel describes community structures; business development; legal and political landmarks; the impact of the Internet and social networking; national, regional and international politics; the role of TV, movies and music; and religious and cultural constraints. While gay men are Martel’s primary focus, he also addresses the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities.
About the Author
Frédéric Martel, the author of nine books, is a foreign affairs columnist for Slate.fr, the producer/host of Soft Power, a French radio show, and a researcher at ZHdK Zurich and Sciences Po Paris. Patsy Baudoin translated the book from the original French.