You’re Invited: Meet UNC Professor Andy Reynolds, author of the new book “The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World”
Professor Reynolds will be on a book tour of the British Isles in November with leading characters from the book (London: Nov. 25-27, Edinburgh: Nov. 28-29, Dublin: Nov. 30).
There will be a book launch event in each city with panel discussions to follow. Each panel is followed by a wine and canapés reception (free and open to the public).
Learn more and RSVP to the event near you below:
London (details coming soon)
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 18:00 – 20:00
Edinburgh College of Art, West Court
ECA Main Building and Hunter Building
74 Lauriston Place
Friday, Nov. 30, 17:00 – 19:00
The Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson St.
About the Book:
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. The book is based on deeply personal and revealing interviews with over ninety elected officials and high-profile candidates from across the globe — including the United Kingdom, United States, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Published exactly 40 years after Harvey Milk’s assassination, it brings us up to date on global breakthroughs and reveals the extent to which individuals have served as the catalyst for change when it comes to LGBTQ rights.
Panel Discussion Members:
Louisa Wall MP (New Zealand) is known as the ‘mother of marriage equality’ in New Zealand, as the sponsor of their 2013 law. A Labour MP from Auckland she is Maori and a world cup winning sportswoman.
Sunil Babu Pant (Nepal) was the first, out MP to be elected in Asia in 2008. He was instrumental in entrenching gay rights in the Constitution of Nepal and having a ‘third gender’ identity option recognized for Nepali passports and documents.
Sarah McBride (USA) was the first trans woman to speak at a national party convention in America. She is the Press Officer for the Human Rights Campaign and one of the most visible and beloved trans politicians in America.
Coos Huijsen (Netherlands) became the first out gay parliamentarian in history when he was elected to the Dutch parliament in 1976.
Lord Chris Smith (UK) is the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was the first British MP to come out, the first out gay cabinet minister and the first parliamentarian to acknowledge his HIV+ status.