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Dr. Eric Cervini

Historian & Producer

Dr. Eric Cervini is an award-winning author, producer, and historian of LGBTQ+ politics. His first book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It also won the Publishing Triangle’s Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, the NYT Editors’ Choice, and the “Best Read of 2020” at the Queerties.

Cervini is the creator and Executive Producer of The Book of Queer, a queer history docu-series boasting six Emmy nominations and the largest all-queer cast in Hollywood history, which premiered on Discovery+ in June 2022 and is now streaming on Max.

In October 2022, he launched, an independent queer bookshop that splits its profits with the author, with the mission of protecting and promoting queer literature.’s Rainbow Book Bus is currently preparing for its first national tour of pop-up LGBTQ+ book fairs, distributing books to LGBTQ+ youth centers in underserved regions and bringing queer joy, stories, and community to small towns across the country.

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