New Photography Book Shows What it Means to be a Lesbian of Steel

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Gloria Bigelow, along with several other noteworthy lesbians, is featured in a new photography book, LGBTQ of Steel, by Los Angeles- based photographer Jan Dee Gordon. The book is a compilation of striking portraits and personal profiles that captures the energy, optimism, and resiliency of fifty individuals who overcame unimaginable obstacles that threatened to hold them back, block their path, and completely destroy their lives.

Some of the out and proud celebrities featured include Alec Mapa, Margaret Cho, John Duran, Frank DeCaro, Gloria Bigelow and 93-year-old Bob Clement who was at Stonewall. 

AfterEllen obtained an exclusive excerpt, and you can order your copy of the photography book on the Humanity of Steel website. A perfect gift during Pride month.

So what does it mean to be an LGBTQ of Steel? First up, lesbian of steel Gloria Bigelow: