Eric Cervini Biography
A native of California, United States, Eric Cervini is an American activist, historian of LGBTQ politics and culture and author. His debut book, The Deviant’s War: The United States of America vs.The Homosexual was a New York Times Bestseller.
Eric Cervini Age
Cervini is 30 years old as of 2022. He was born in 1992 in California, United States.
Eric Cervini Height
Cervini stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches. His weight is not mentioned anywhere. Therefore we will update this section as soon as the information is available.
Eric Cervini Education
Cervini attended Westwood High School, where he graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma in 2010. He came out as gay days before enlisting at Harvard College, where he graduated in 2014 with an AB in History.
After a year of earning his Master of Philosophy in historical studies as the Lionel De Jersey Harvard Scholar at International Studies and the Department of Politics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 2015, he won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to continue his research as part of a doctorate program. He received a Ph.D. in history in 2019.
Eric Cervini Family
Cervini was born in California and raised in Round Rock, Texas by a single mother, Lynn Cervini. We have no information regarding his siblings therefore we will update this section as soon as their information is available.
Eric Cervini Wife
Cervini had just come out as gay when he watched “Milk,” a 2008 biographical film based on the life of gay rights pioneer and politician Harvey Milk. Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California — and one of the first in the country. He is credited with sparking the legal LGBTQ rights revolution before being gunned down at San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978.
Eric Cervini Net Worth
Cervini has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.
Eric Cervini Awards
Cervini was named to Logo30’s 2020 list of influential LGBTQ figures. The Deviant’s War was named to the New York Times Editor’s Choice Recommended Books,was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for History, and won the Randy Shilts Award.
Eric Cervini The Deviant’s War
In June 2020, Cervini’s book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America, was released and became a New York Times Bestseller—the first work of LGBTQ history to make the list in 27 years.
The Deviant’s War is the first full-length biography of Frank Kameny, a key figure in the gay liberation movement. Kameny is widely considered the “grandfather of the gay rights movement”.
The Washington Post wrote, “Kameny may be responsible for more fundamental social change in the post-World War II world than any other American of his generation.” Cervini delves into the life of astronomer Kameny, who was a pioneer in the early homophile movement for LGBTQ rights in the decades leading up to the 1969 Stonewall riots, and beyond.
Gay Pride, unnamed until the 1970s, was debated in concept by Kameny to the Supreme Court of the U. S. in 1961. In the 1970s, Kameny scored multiple conquests, one being the decision to strike homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s manual of mental disorders; “the singular accomplishment that made all future LGBTQ progress possible”
Eric Cervini Career
After seven years of researching the pre-Stonewall riots homophile movement, Cervini signed a book deal with Giroux, Straus, &Farrar in 2018. In the months leading up to the book release, Cervini started a podcast The Deviant’s World, an Instagram series, and a Youtube The Magic Closet, to share his research that did not make it into the book.