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Illuminations on Market Street: Review

Illuminations on Market Street Benjamin Heim Shepard ibidem Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald In many ways, Illuminations on Market Street is, as its subtitle suggests, (a story about...

HIV on TV: Review

HIV on TV: Popular Culture's Epidemic by Malynnda A. Johnson Lexington Books Reviewed by John Francis Leonard From the alarming news stories of the eighties, those “very special...

The Journalist of Castro Street: Review

The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts by Andrew E. Stoner University of Illinois Press Reviewed by Alina Oswald The moment I noticed Andrew E....

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: Review

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Developed by Lauren Morelli Netflix Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Just when you thought his last book had finally closed the chapter,...

1988—A Footnote: Poetry by Brian Farrey-Latz

1988—A Footnote The kingdom of calculated silence has fallen, my children, my lovelies The unholy ramparts sundered under the strain of the Great Experiment An eight-year reign...

The Test: Nonfiction by Paul A. Aguilar

The Test by Paul A. Aguilar This past October was the thirtieth anniversary of discovering I had acquired the human immunodeficiency virus, aka HIV. I was...

HIV in the Ghetto: Review

HIV in the Ghetto An Analysis of the Lived Experiences of African-American Women With HIV in Chicago’s Inner City by Dr. Kenneth M. Nole CreateSpace Reviewed by John...

Pose on FX: Review

Pose Created by Ryan Muphy, Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals FX Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1990 in NYC. Madonna’s hit single “Vogue” is ruling the...

Queer X Design: Review

Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ by Andy Campbell, PhD Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Reviewed by Hank...

Book Excerpt: Fag Hags, Divas and Moms by Victoria Noe

Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe An excerpt from the chapter, "Volunteers" Nonprofit organizations, including AIDS...

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