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Stand by Me: Review

Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation by Jim Downs Basic Books Reviewed by Hank Trout Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation is...

I Loved You More: Review

I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer Hawthorne Books Reviewed by Sally Hessney Tom Spanbauer’s latest novel, I Loved You More, is about a writer, Ben Grunewald, who...

Living on “The Drive”: Nonfiction by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

Essay by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Living on "The Drive" 1986–2009 Living in Canada, being Canadian, for me, is being HIV-positive. I don’t know any other way of life. I...

E. Lynn Harris: August 2002

Writing Life Novelist E. Lynn Harris Shares with A&U’s B. Andrew Plant How AIDS Helped Inspire Him to Start Writing, Why the Pandemic Is Integral...

The Dahlia Field: Stories: Review

The Dahlia Field: Stories by Henry Alley Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Every American city and town, every region, every state possesses its own unique...

Spotlight: War Diaries

According to the press release from AIDS Project Los Angeles, War Diaries is “a new collection of words and images that highlights the impact...

Fire in the Belly

At the recent Lambda Literary Awards, a ceremony that honors LGBT literature each year, a biography of writer and artist David Wojnarowicz was named...

Walk for a Cure: Poetry by Kathy Coman

Walk for a Cure God’s tears became the healing mist that touched His children as they walked hand-in-hand quietly making a statement that echoed through the air to reach...

Compañeros

Compañeros Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS by Jesus Ramirez-Valles University of Illinois Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Compañeros explores the lives of Latino HIV activists and records...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

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