by Andrew Reynolds
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.
The dramatic victory of the Canadian Liberal Party has generated optimism that progressive politics will have more space in the new government. However, the story of out LGBTQ candidates in the Federal Election was one of progress stalled. Only two more out candidates ran than four years ago (21) and only six were elected - the same level of representation as in 2011, 2008 and 2006.
Andrew Reynolds, Gabriele Magni
Writing for PinkNews as the UK heads towards a General Election, Andrew Reynolds and Gabriele Magni of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill look at how LGBT candidates performed compared to their straight counterparts in 2015.
While the visibility of transgender people has blossomed in the media, a new report by the LGBTQ Representation and Rights Research Initiative shows that transgender leaders remain close to invisible in public office. Since 1977, 126 transgender and gender variant candidates from 30 countries have run in just over 200 races. Forty-eight candidates were elected, and with re-elections they won 72 times. To some, the numbers may be higher than expected, but they are a drop in the ocean when compared to the hundreds of thousands of cisgendered candidates who run for office globally every year.
Professor Andrew Reynolds presents and analyzes descriptive statistics from the May 2015 UK General Election, in which an unprecedented number of out LGBT candidates ran for office.
Author Javier Corrales (Amherst College) takes an in-depth look at the state of LGBT rights and representation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He investigates the role of religion, government institutions, and social movements in shaping progress by region and country.
Gabriele Magni and Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds and Gabriele Magni of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill look at how LGBT candidates performed compared to their straight counterparts in 2015. Our analysis of the performance of out LGBT candidates in the 2015 General Election shows that out gay candidates actually outperformed straight candidates in a number of important respects.
LGBT Rights and Representation in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Influence of Structure, Movements, Institutions, and Culture. Author Javier Corrales (Amherst College) takes an in-depth look at the state of LGBT rights and representation throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He investigates the role of religion, government institutions, and social movements in shaping progress by region and country.
Andrew Reynolds publishes his findings establishing a link between the presence of out lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members of parliament (MPs) around the world and the enactment of laws that ensure equity and protection for LGBT persons. Out in Office investigates factors contributing to this link.