When: Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Where: Friends Free Library
The Friends Free Library Community Writers Series presents a special evening with Nathaniel Frank '89.
Nathaniel is an author, historian, commentator, and LGBTQ strategist whose latest book, Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America (April 2017), is the first full-scale history of the marriage equality movement in the United States.
Currently the director of Columbia Law School's What We Know Project—a research initiative that collects scholarship on LGBTQ public policy—he is best known for his work helping to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy after writing the critically acclaimed Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America.
A 1989 graduate of GFS, Nathaniel's writing has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and The New Republic, among other publications. He is also a sought-after on-air personality, and has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs, including "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," and NPR's "Fresh Air."
Nathaniel lives with his husband and their dog in Brooklyn, NY.
This event is co-sponsored by the Lesbian & Gay Parents and Friends Alliance, and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.
The Friends Free Library Community Writers Series celebrates reading and writing and features nationally known authors with local ties to Germantown. Established in 2013, it is held at the Friends Free Library, which has served the community and Germantown Friends School since its founding in 1845. The FFL is one of the first free libraries in the United States.