Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

The Queer Advantage

The Queer Advantage

Conversations with LGBTQ+ Leaders on the Power of Identity

Meet the LGBTQ+ dealmakers, trailblazers, and glass-ceiling breakers.

The people who are creating national public policy, running billion-dollar tech enterprises, and winning Olympic medals. Andrew Gelwicks interviews the leaders who have forged their own paths and changed the world.

From Troye Sivan to Margaret Cho, George Takei to Billie Jean King, Shangela to Adam Rippon, each person credits their queer identity with giving them an edge in their paths to success. Their stories brim with the hard-won lessons gained over their careers. With variances in age, background, careers, and races, key themes shine through:

  • Channeling anger in a positive way – using it as rocket fuel to succeed
  • Leveraging your difference to beget new ideas and strategies
  • Bridging generational gaps
  • Accessing resources to conquer crippling denial, internalized homophobia, and doubt
  • The power of the Internet as a tool of self-discovery
  • Using your sensitivity and attunement to read the room, deciding when to fit in and when to stand out
  • Finding a queer tribe and learning to help and lean on one another

Collecting incisive, deeply personal conversations with LGBTQ+ trailblazers about how they leveraged the challenges and insights they had as relative outsiders to succeed in the worlds of business, tech, politics, Hollywood, sports and beyond, The Queer Advantage celebrates the unique, supercharged power of queerness.
Read More


On Sale: October 13th 2020

Price: $14.99 / $18.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 368

ISBN-13: 9780306874611

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reader Reviews


"An inspirational book of positive queer histories and quotes. Loved it, and it's true there is definitely an advantage."—Gus Van Sant, award-winning filmmaker of Milk and Good Will Hunting
"This book is for the birds -- and I mean it in the nicest way. Just like the nightingale bird, the more people that tried to drown out their voices, the louder they sang. And now, they sing the most beautiful songs of all. Read this book! Hear the nightingales."—Leslie Jordan, actor
Read More Read Less