Michael Bronksi

Michael Bronski is Professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. He has been involved with LGBT politics since 1969 as an activist, writer, and independent scholar. Bronski is the author of many books including the award-winning A Queer History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2011), A Queer History of the United States for Young People (Beacon Press, 2019), Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics (2015), You Can Tell Just by Looking and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (Beacon Press, 2013), Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility (1984), The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Making of Gay Freedom (1998), and Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps (2003). He currently edits the Queer Action/Queer Ideas series for Beacon Press, and is at work on The World Turned Upside Down: The Queerness of Children’s Literature (Beacon Press, forthcoming, June 2020).

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