In our January releases, we explore a geopolitical conservation effort, redefine the source of hatred and hate-driven violence, return Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to his radical roots, and expose the hypocrisy of “merit-based” admissions practices. These are books you will be thinking about and discussing for the rest of the year.
Do hate crime laws prevent gay bashing? Ann Pellegrini, co-author of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, has a surprising answer.
The authors of "You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People dispel the myth that LGBT parents are bad for children.
A Massachusetts resident celebrates the state's progressive leadership, how it became a beacon of hope for the marriage equality movement, and, while she's at it, dispels some LGBT myths with Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico, authors of “You Can Tell Just By Looking”: And 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People.
Beacon's Director, Helene Atwan, fondly remembers last month's Miami Book Fair and all the great writers—and food and drinks—she encountered there.
Michael Bronski discusses how the violence of the Civil War influenced ideas of masculinity in America.
Graham crackers, Quakers, and anarchists: A conversation with Michael Bronski explores U.S. History through a queer lens.
Michael Bronski looks at some seemingly steamy letters between 18th and 19th century men.
Part three of an eight-part series of interviews with Michael Bronski about the A Queer History of the United States, this year's Lambda Literary Award winner for LGBT Nonfiction.
Michael Bronski talks about the terms Europeans applied--erroneously and pejoratively--to the Two-Spirit Native Americans they encountered.
In this first of a series of podcasts, Michael Bronski discusses A Queer History of the United States, and how his approach to history looks at American through a queer lens.
Michael Bronski was named one of the Out100 by Out Magazine. (Be sure to check out the full spread--some amazing photos!) Gender Outlaw Kate Bornstein, whose memoir will be published by Beacon Press in 2012, weighs in on a tricky...
A few moments from Michael Bronski's A Queer History of the United States.
Beacon Press is celebrating Pride Month with a giveaway. Enter to win an autographed copy of A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski, a book The Bay Area Reporter called "A monumental achievement." Watch our trailer for...
We note two important figures in America's queer history.
On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which is also the seventh anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts, Michael Bronski discusses the struggle for personal freedom for LGBT people.
Read an excerpt from Michael Bronski's new book, A Queer History of the United States.