Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia
by Nicola Field
with forewords by Ellie Barnes, Jonathan Blake and Gethin Roberts

over the rainbow front onlyYou can pick up the title from Bookmarks, Lulu, Amazon and Inpress.

Price: £19.99
326pp., B&W
ISBN: 978-1-907133-94-7

‘A classic’ Sally Campbell, editor ofSocialist Review

‘…a long-awaited analysis of the intersections of sexual and gender identity with class, as well as giving a superb immanent critique of the mainstream LGBT movement…’  Gregory Esteven, editor of Monthly Review

‘Unparalleled’ Leo Zeilig, author of Eddie the Kid

‘We all have a couple of key books in our lives that have really made us sit up and think. This was one of mine.’
Peter Dwyer, co-author of African Struggles Today

First published in 1995, Nicola Field’s Over the Rainbow confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest first-hand accounts from the frontlines of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, featured in the hit film Pride. Written at a time when LGBT+ people enjoyed increased visibility but faced continued discrimination and assault from conservative governments, Over the Rainbow sets an agenda for resistance rooted in class politics and shatters the myth of a unified LGBT+ ‘community’. Including fresh material, this expanded edition considers the impact of Pride and the challenges ahead for LGBT+ activism in the 21st century.

Nicola Field, an original member of LGSM, is a London-based writer, artist and activist. She has written for Diva, Socialist Review and Ambit; exhibited at the V&A and the British Film Institute; and spoken on political platforms internationally.

Nicola Field



Wednesday 15 February – Brixton Library, 7pm

Wednesday 22 February – Keynote Speaker at Bradford Pride Awards, Bradford Town Hall, 6pm

Thursday 24 February Leeds SWP, Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD, 7pm

Monday 10 April, Westminster University LGBT+ Society, Regent Street Building, 5pm

Thursday 27 April, Review Bookshop, Bellenden Road, Peckham, 6.30pm

Thursday 29 July – Greenwichwest Community Arts Centre, SE10 8JA, 7.30pm

Sunday 9 July – Marxism Festival, Student Central, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY, 11.15am

Wednesday 19 July – William Morris Community Centre, Walthamstow, E17 6QQ, 7.30pm

Monday 24 July – Wilberforce Building, University of Hull, Tea-Time Talk for Hull Pride, 6pm

Saturday 26 August – High Wycombe Pride rally, Frogmoor, HP13 5DQ, 2pm
Thursday 31 August – Friends Meeting House, Manchester, M2 5NS, 7pm

Wednesday, Solidarity’s screening of Pride, Sydney, via Skype

Friday September 29 – Sevenoaks School, with Jonathan Blake and Gethin Roberts

Wednesday October 19 – Oxford University Students’ Union
October 24/25/26 – Swansea and Cardiff, venues TBC


Tuesday 13 February, Ruskin College, Oxford

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Filed in Books on October 10, 2016