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Why We Should Still Be Reading & Writing About AIDS

Never Forget Why we should still reading and writing about AIDS by Marshall Thornton One of the basic rules of being a novelist is to never publicly...

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...

Mark Olmsted: Advocate

Creativity as a Survival Tool In prison Mark Olmsted wrote his way back to sobriety and sanity by Larry Buhl Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black With...

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...

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DIFFA’s “Dining By Design” Returns

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) brings its storied fundraising event, Dining by Design, to Pier 92, New York City, from March 22...

Boy Radio: Advocate