Michael Bronski

Author: Michael Bronski

Profile: Michael Bronski is an American writer and academic. Since 1969, he has been involved as an organizer and activist with LGBT politics. He was born in United States. A Queer History of the United States is one of his most notable works. Currently he works at Harvard University as Professor of the Practice in Media and Activism in the Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Since 1971 he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His partner Walta Borawski, an American partner died in 1994.

Writing style: Michael Bronski has been an extensive writer on theatre, culture, sexuality, film, politics, books, current events, LGBT culture and sexuality.

Published Texts:


1984 – Culture Clash: The Making of a Gay Sensibility

1998 – The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom

Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps

2011 – A Queer History of the United States

2013 – You can tell just by looking: and 20 other myths about LGBT life and people

2015 – Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness and Justice in American Culture and Politics

2019 – A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Edited Publications

1996 – Taking Liberties: Gay Men’s Essays on Politics, Culture & Sex

1997 – Out-Standing Lives: Profiles of Lesbians and Gay Men

1997 – Gay and Lesbian Biography

1997 – Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing

2007-2013 – Queer Ideas / Queer Action series

2019 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History: Critical Readings Vol. 1-4

Awards and Acknowledgements:

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1995 – AIDS Action Committee Community Recognition Award for 20 years of journalism on gay and topics related to AIDS.

1996 – Cambridge Lavender Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award for political organizing and journalism

Featured in the BBC’s Stage Struck: Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century (1999), PBS’s After Stonewall (1999), Cinemax’s The Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler’s Sexuality (2004) and Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008)

1999 – Stonewall Award in recognition for ‘helping in improving LGBT people and lives in the United States

2012 – Lambda Literary Award for ‘A Queer History of the United States

2012 – Stonewall Book Award for ‘A Queer History of the United States

1997 – Lambda Literary Award as editor of anthologies for Taking Liberties: Gay men’s Essays on Politics, Culture & Sex

2004 – Lambda Literary Award for Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps

In 2014 he consulted LGBT related content and analyzed results of the focus group for MTV/Logo. In 2017 he wrote 10 biographies of well known historical figues for MTV/Logo June Pride Month programming

2017 – Publishing Triangle’s prestigious Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement

Michael Bronski has been a senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies and in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College where in 2004 he was granted the Leadership Award from the Dartmouth Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association and in 2008 the Distinguished Lecturer Award