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In Memoriam: Larry Kramer

In Memoriam Larry Kramer 1935–2020 “If this article doesn’t scare the shit out of you, we’re in real trouble. If this article doesn’t rouse you to anger,...

Lockdown Lit: What Are You Reading During Shelter in Place?

Lockdown Lit What are you reading to make it through that you think others might turn to for sustenance? A&U writers/editors weighed in. During incarceration, I’ve...

Dead Uncle: Poetry by Ben Kline

Dead Uncle, 1979 Hail Marys lobbed at the altar from the last pew. Only twenty five. Light sentence mumbled fast. No beads. No sweat. I knew Father heard...

Patient: Poetry by Ben Kline

  Patient Take your time, Frank told the cutstone trainer untying his white swimsuit. Poppers hovered under the briny draft. Your journey is the point of any goal. Nude, the...

Mary Bowman Arts in Activism Award Announced

honoring the poet, advocate, author, singer and young person living with AIDS Mary Bowman, the National AIDS Memorial and ViiV Healthcare have created the...

Paul Lisicky: Writer & Advocate

There Is No Later than Later Writer Paul Lisicky Talks with A&U’s Raymond Luczak About His New Memoir About Life at the Edge of the...

My Friend Jerry: Nonfiction by Richard Marino

My Friend Jerry by Richard Marino My friend Jerry Lazier lived at 484 Hayes Street in the Hayes Valley. The apartment was on the second floor....

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song: Poetry by James...

Post-Apocalyptic Horror Show Ending in a Cher Song In the zombie apocalypse, I’m betting the queers outlive the heteros—we know what it is to survive not just...

The Line: Fiction by Philip Dean Walker

The Line by Philip Dean Walker Michael sits alone in the front row of the balcony at the empty Shubert Theatre looking down at the line....

Robert Carr: Writer & Advocate

"Who Are Your Dead?" Robert Carr Talks to A&U’s Noah Stetzer About His New Poetry Collection, The Unbuttoned Eye “Who are your dead?” Asked and answered in...

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Ben Schatz: Advocate

Scales of Justice From the courtroom to the showroom, attorney Ben Schatz — aka Rachel of The Kinsey Sicks — has fought for the rights...

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