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Memorial: Drama by Tom O’Leary

Editor's note: "Memorial" originally appeared in the February/March 1996 issue of A&U.   Memorial by Tom O'Leary Characters: STEPHEN SMITH: 38, acidic in his humor and outlook on life. BILLY...

“So there will be no distraction”: Poetry by Simon Perchik

Poetry So there will be no distraction you shower at night, your hands kept cold as the same sound snow breaks off bit by bit whose only defense is...

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall: Review

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall by James Magruder Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Five graduate students, their assorted friends and lovers, and a self-described...

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...

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....

Inoculations: Poetry by Raymond Luczak

Inoculations in memory of Bruce Hlibok (1960-1995) Funny how much New York’s changed since you died. Rents have gone way, way up. Brooklyn is shockingly hip...

Elegy for Ken Meeks: Poetry by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Elegy for Ken Meeks *After Paul Monette sanitary white meant i had crossed the threshold into the kingdom of the sick where court is held to an...

Shaun David Hutchinson: Writer & Advocate

Choosing Life An Intrepid Advocate, YA Author Shaun David Hutchinson Encourages Readers to Protect Their Mental and Their Sexual Health by Dann Dulin Photos by Chris Piedra Suicide....

She Came Late to Writing: Poetry by Davi Walders

She Came Late to Writing She came late, her wheelchair hooked to a Critikon, her smile still slightly there, a bright red bandana tight around her head. She...

When We Rise: Review

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones Hachette Book Group Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Writing a compelling memoir can be a delicate art....

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