Queer Icons and Their Cats

Alison Nastasi, PJ Nastasi


These cat lovers are out and purr-oud!

Freddie Mercury, Sylvia Rivera, Alison Bechdel, Dusty Springfield. This book is a celebration of queer icons of the past and present and their furry feline friends. From images of lost legends such as Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, to snapshots of contemporary trailblazers like comedian Tig Notaro and fashion designer Jason Wu—these charming and eccentric photographs capture what it truly means to be a cat purr-son.

• PURR-FECT FOR CAT LOVERS: This book celebrates the love between human and cat. What better gift could you get the feline fancier in your life?
• AMEWSING ANECDOTES AND IMPAWTENT MOMENTS: Learn about the lives of the queer heroes who came before us and those who are still fighting for equality and inclusion. We’re not kitten around—with watershed moments like the Stonewall riots and sweet stories of domestic bliss, this book will both entertain and inspire you.
• PHOTOS WITH CATITUDE: In these purr-ecious photographs, you’ll get to see your heroes in unguarded moments expressing love for their pets. This collection of images will bring joy to any cat lover’s heart.

Perfect for:

• LGBTQIA+ cat lovers and the people who shop for them
• Anyone interested in learning more about influential queer figures—and their pets!

Creator Bio

Alison Nastasi is a Los Angeles-based journalist and artist. She is the author of Artists and Their Cats and Writers and Their Cats, also from Chronicle Books.

PJ Nastasi is a special-collections librarian living in upstate New York with their partner. This is their first book.

Price £12.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 13 May 2021
Pages 112
Height 203mm
Width 152mm
Illustrations unjacketed hardcover, full-colour and b&w photographs throughout
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781797203782