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Anne-christine d’Adesky: Advocate & Writer

Safety Net In her new memoir, The Pox Lover, journalist and activist Anne-christine d'Adesky looks back at the AIDS crisis by Alina Oswald There’s a very fine...

Left for Dead

I died three decades ago. In my early twenties. At the apex of the AIDS crisis in America in the 1980s. I’m long gone...

We Blessed: Nonfiction by John Boucher

We Blessed by John Boucher The following story is true. The names have been changed and composite characters created in order to protect the innocent, and...

The War Years: A Ten-Minute Play by Charles Stephens

The War Years A Ten-Minute Play by Charles Stephens PARIS Willard: Black gay man. Around 27 years old. JERICHO Hampton: Black gay man. Around 25 years old. SETTING: Atlanta. 1988....

The Love Whisperer: Fiction by Raymond Luczak

The Love Whisperer by Raymond Luczak People say that I’m a love whisperer. I don’t see myself quite that way at all. I’m a beautician with...

All We Know to Do: Christopher Hewitt Award Honorees

In one of the poems that Christopher Hewitt published in A&U, and reprinted in our anthology, Art and Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty...

Awakening: Review by Hank Trout

Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America by Nathaniel Frank The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout Nathaniel Frank’s thoroughly researched...

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight: Review

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward Querelle Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard So many lives and loves were lost to time in the...

Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury:...

Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne Weldon Owen Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing an effective as...

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371: Review

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 by MK Czerwiec Penn State University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job in 1994...

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HIV Self-Care & Mental Health

Checking In As part of your HIV self-care, take steps to address your mental health by George M. Johnson I finally went to see a therapist. For Black...

Carol Marsh: Advocate

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