The Accidental Activist

The Accidental Activist

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Overview

The Accidental Activist by Chris Bull, Candace Gingrich

When the Republican landslide of 1994 propelled her brother, Newt Gingrich, to the top of national politics, Candace Gingrich knew her life would never be the same. Alarmed at the epidemic of gay-bashing in America and her own brother's support for antigay legislation, Candace felt she had to act. The Accidental Activist chronicles her journey from being an unknown, part-time truck loader for UPS to a nationally renowned activist for gay rights.

Whether she is exposing the hypocrisy in Newt's "family values, " discussing the experiences of famous families with gay members, or trying to reconcile her love for her brother with her hatred of his politics, Candace Gingrich's poignant memoir -- now updated with a new epilogue -- reflects her extraordinary candor and courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684836553
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 09/09/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Candace Gingrich received her BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project Spokesperson for 1995 and, the same year, named one of Esquire's "Women We Love" and Ms. magazine's "Women of the Year." She is currently Spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's voter mobilization project. The lesbian half-sister of Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, she lives in Washington, D.C.

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