Michael Bronski is an independent scholar, journalist, and writer who's been involved in social justice movements since the 1960s. He was active in gay liberation as a political organizer, writer, editor, publisher, and theorist since 1969. He is the author of numerous award-winning books, including The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom (1998), Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics (2015), and, most recently, A Queer History of the United States for Young People (2019). In 2017 he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. Past recipients include Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Martin Duberman, Samuel R. Delany, Lillian Faderman, Alison Bechdel, and Jonathan Ned Katz. He is Professor of the Practice in Activism and Media in the Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard University.