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Research & scholarship for LGBTQ+ justice and equality.

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​Our Mission

Conduct and encourage research on the relationship between the presence and political representation of LGBTQ individuals and equality.

Nurture, connect, and inspire a cohort of scholars focused on questions of sexual orientation, gender identity, representation, and rights.

Generate a dialogue among students, activists, community members, and faculty to support LGBTQ advocacy and generate understanding.

Pursue engaged research and bring the highest level of scholarship to bear on the question of how to protect and enhance equality, democracy, and civil rights.

We gather and share data on out LGBTQ+ elected officials globally and the impact of their presence and visibility.





We feature inspiring stories of the people who bring queer politics to life. Follow us on social media for bite-sized content that will keep you both informed and engaged.




Our mission is to inspire, nurture, and support. Help create public policy which enhances the lives of queer people around the world.


"The Children of Harvey Milk"

New Edition in Paperback

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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.

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 “This engrossing, beautifully moving book is a brilliant reminder of how individuals can become the catalyst for enormous changes in our lives particularly in the arena of the family created before but personified by Harvey Milk. This is a story of inspiration, hard politics, tough decisions, and sacrifices and a commitment to change the world in which LGBT+ people live and lived.”


Author of One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square 

 “Offering a much-needed survey of the current LGBTQ political landscape, Reynolds tells the stories of the politicians and activists who have come after Milk... Demonstrating a real gift for storytelling, he allows the personal as well as the professional aspects of his subjects’ lives to shine through.”



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Click on a PDF cover to read the full publication.


queer politics

[ kwir, ˈpäləˌtiks ]   noun

the study of LGBTQ+ voting, political representation and activism.

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