Join us for a panel discussion and book signing for Accidental Activists, featuring author David Collins, book subjects Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, and panel moderator Judge Tonya Parker! This event is free and open to the public.
About the book:
In 2013, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, together for sixteen years and deeply in love, wondered why no one had stepped across the threshold to challenge their state's 2005 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. They agreed to join a lawsuit. Two years later, they won the right to marry deep in the heart of Texas. But the road they traveled was never easy.
Accidental Activists is the deeply moving story of two men who struggled to achieve the dignity of which Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke in a series of Supreme Court decisions that recognized the "personhood," the essential humanity of gays and lesbians.
Date: Wednesday, November 1st
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: UNT on the Square - 109 N. Elm St.
This is a collaborative effort between the University of North Texas Press, the UNT College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the UNT LBGT Studies program.