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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,...

Fruit of Our Labor: 2021 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners Announced

Fruit of Our Labor: 2021 Christopher Hewitt Award Winners Announced As a Vietnamese proverb reminds, “When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.”...

The Valiant Ones

  The Valiant Ones they left so abruptly the valiant ones countless many known many more nameless the truest sons and singers husbands and poets lovers and wives daughters and farmers workers and sisters brothers and...

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...

Two Memoirs by Craig Stewart: Review

Words Never Spoken/One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure by Craig Stewart Impeccable Works Reviewed by T.J. Banks An unexamined life is not worth living,” declared Socrates...

One Life at a Time: Review

One Life at a Time An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana by Daniel Baxter, MD Skyhorse Publishing, Inc Reviewed by Hank Trout Can one honestly recommend a...

Triptych for Christopher: Poetry by Barb Reynolds

Triptych for Christopher I. Roller Coaster It’s sitting down with the doctors for the very first time and being told that our son is sick, dying, his body...

“Learning the Love Song…”: Poetry by Jennifer Su

"Learning the Love Song..." A girl leaves behind her beloved island, to seek the cure, riding a poem over the Pacific, like a lifeboat full...

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991: Poetry by Scott Hightower

Diagnosis Afternoon 1991 My talented older brother was artistically intrepid and expressive. As a painter, he had begun to achieve some recognition. He was an oddly secure and insecure bon vivant. His...

We Blessed: Nonfiction by John Boucher

We Blessed by John Boucher The following story is true. The names have been changed and composite characters created in order to protect the innocent, and...

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AIDS Education Posters Collection: Gallery

Up Against the Wall Author & Curator Jessica Lacher-Feldman Discusses a New Book that Showcases the University of Rochester’s AIDS Education Posters Collection by Chael Needle Some...