The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World
The Children of Harvey Milk:
How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World
a book by Andrew Reynolds
"This book had me on the edge of my seat, cheering on the real-life characters and crying with them, too" - Aiko, Los Angeles
Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights.
Featuring LGBTQ icons from America to Ireland, Britain to New Zealand; Reynolds documents their successes and failures, heartwarming stories of acceptance and heartbreaking stories of ostracism, demonstrating the ways in which an individual can change the views and voting behaviors of those around them. The book also includes rare vignettes of LGBTQ leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean who continue to fight for equality in spite of threats, violence, and homophobia.
A touchstone narrative of the tumultuous journey towards LGBTQ rights, The Children of Harvey Milk is a must-read for anyone with an interest in social change.
About the Author
Andrew Reynolds, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Founded and directs the UNC LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative, the leading global think tank focused on LGBTQ politics. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, New Statesman, and widely online. His twelve non-fiction books range from African politics to the Arab Spring, elections to the future of democracy. For twenty-five years he has been an advisor on democratic design in the worldâs most dangerous places. From South Africa to Somalia, Afghanistan to Libya, Burma to Ukraine, and many others.