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Michael Bronski


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From the Closet to the Courtroom
Written by Carlos A. Ball and Michael Bronski
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-0153-0 (0-8070-0153-8)

Engaging and largely untold, From the Closet to the Courtroom explores how five pivotal lawsuits have altered LGBT history. Beginning each case narrative at the center—with the litigants and their lawyers—law professor Carlos Ball follows the stories behind each crucial lawsuit. He traces the parties from their communities to the courtroom... Read more

"You Can Tell Just By Looking"
Written by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-4245-8 (0-8070-4245-5)

2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalist: LGBT Nonfiction

Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives

In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people... Read more

A Queer History of the United States
Written by Michael Bronski
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-4465-0 (0-8070-4465-2)

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction

A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source documents, literature, and cultural histories, scholar and activist Michael Bronski... Read more

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage
Written by Nancy D. Polikoff and Michael Bronski
Beacon Press | Trade Paperback | January 2009
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8070-4433-9 (0-8070-4433-4)

Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage reframes the family-rights debate by arguing that marriage shouldn't bestow special legal privileges upon couples because people, both heterosexual and LGBT, live in a variety of relationships-including unmarried couples of any sexual orientation, single-parent households, extended biological family units, and myriad other familial configurations. Nancy D... Read more

Considering Hate
Written by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski
Beacon Press | Hardcover | January 2015
$25.95/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-8070-9191-3 (0-8070-9191-X)

A provocative book about rethinking hatred and violence in America
Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against Native peoples, black people, and immigrants. More recent examples include the Steubenville rape case and the murders of Matthew Shepard... Read more