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The Origin of AIDS

The Origin of AIDS by Jacques Pepin Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The first officially documented AIDS cases surfaced in the United States in 1981. With the...

Riddle

Lacking self-reliance I am opportunistic Replicate madly Exist non-cellular Abhor succor, neither Gather favorites How indemnification vexes— My aides scurry Acquire Mass reversal Syndromic streams Damaged signs and wonders Outcast entity is my name I...

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza

Prayer for Immunity in Grand Army Plaza At a quarter to dusk a moon froze in the groin of an elm, horses on the arch dragged...

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso

From a Sick Girl in Burkina Faso —near the Mali border, 1999 Ce n’est pas bon—It’s not good— these are the...

Laundry Day

Laundry Day “You need to have it checked out right away.” Marcus turned away from Robert. ...

The Heart’s History

The Heart's History by Lewis DeSimone Lewis DeSimone is the author of the novel Chemistry and the recently released The Heart’s History (both from Lethe Press)....

The Girl in the Red Sweater

Essay by D.L. Ransom Girl in red sweater…big brown eyes…HIV-free in a sea of otherwise. This little girl, so frail yet strong. My heart aches...

Journeys Through Darkness

Journeys Through Darkness by Alina Oswald CreateSpace Reviewed by Chip Alfred To put it simply, Kurt Weston’s story is a writer’s dream. Having endured more than his share...

Precious Lives

Drama by Kathey Norton INT. HOSPITAL DAY STACIE ROBINSON, admitted to the hospital after attempting suicide, is filled with anger and tries to free herself from the...

Divining Divas

Divining Divas 100 Gay Men on Their Muses Edited by Michael Montlack Lethe Press Reviewed by Chuck Willman Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses is a wonderful...

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