In the spring of 2012, Calum McSwiggan finds himself alone and heartbroken after a relationship of six years comes to an end.
Unsure of what to do next, he leaves the hometown he has known all his life to take up a job teaching English in Italy. What he doesn’t know is that this would be the start of a journey that would take him across the globe, from a beautiful family home on the outskirts of Rome to the underground sex clubs of Berlin, to the bustling streets of New Delhi and an animal sanctuary deep in the jungles of Thailand.
As Calum gets to know the ups and downs of life on the road as a single gay man, he will meet people from all walks of life and every part of the rainbow – an Italian teenager struggling with a homophobic father, a trans woman navigating life in Thailand, a young HIV-positive man living on the streets of London, among many others. Their stories will show Calum not just the different challenges faced by LGBT+ people everywhere, but also, in the face of incredible hardship and sorrow, the profound strength and joy that they all share.
A travel memoir with a difference, Eat, Gay, Love is a celebration of the power of community, and a personal tribute to the extraordinary lives of LGBT+ people all over the world.