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The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA

The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s by Benita Roth Cambridge University Press Reviewed by Alina...

Paul Thorn: Writer & Advocate

Coming Out of the Chrysalis Author & activist Paul Thorn talks about his new book, The Broken Heart Toolkit, and finding a better sense of...

Ghosts of St. Vincent’s: Review

Ghosts of St. Vincent's by Tom Eubanks tomus Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing book reviews on material relating to HIV every month is tough, sometimes. There is...

Sistah’s Speak: Review

Sistah's Speak by Khafre Kujichagulia Abif Ubuntu Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Their voices come at us from all directions, catching at our heart-strings. It’s tempting to call...

In the Province of the Gods: Review

In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries University of Wisconsin Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The AIDS Memoir” is an important document in our history....

Crying for Our Elders: Review

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS by Kristen E. Cheney University of Chicago Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks Silence is not always...

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...

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Suzanne Poli: Artist

Record of Empathy Photograpaher Suzanne Poli Talks About Documenting the History of LGBT Struggles from Stonewall to AIDS by Lester Strong The June 1969 Stonewall riots in...