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Just Another Death Sentence: Nonfiction by Hank Trout

One morning in July 1989, I woke up with my right eye swollen completely shut and cysts all over my chest and belly. I...

The Heaven of Our Eyes: Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak

Creative Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak The Heaven of Our Eyes in memory of my 25 deaf gay friends who’ve died from AIDS-related complications I awake to find...

New New Colossus: Poetry by Noah Stetzer

Winner of the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award: Poetry                               After recovering from Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia five years ago, Noah Stetzer went back to school and last...

We’re Still Here: Review

We're Still Here Directed by Grissal Granados & John Thompson Lucha Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks Perhaps, someone once said, we need to follow our pain and heartbreak,...

Visions and Revisions: Review

Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS by Dale Peck Soho Press Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate Acclaimed author Dale Peck looks back on his young...

How to Survive a Plague: Review

How to Survive a Plague The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France Alfred A. Knopf Reviewed by John Francis Leonard I love the...

Wet Land: Review

Wet Land by Lucas De Lima Action Books Reviewed by Eric Sneathen Lucas De Lima’s Wet Land pulses with the enviably ludicrous energy and subversive nuttiness of queer...

In Memoriam: Nancy Ellegate

We are mourning the loss of Nancy Ellegate, a longtime contributor to A&U, who died suddenly on September 27. Completing her undergraduate and master’s...

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

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