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Leaves Falling Gently

Leaves Falling Gently by Susan Bauer-Wu New Harbinger Publications Reviewed by V. Anderson In her book, Leaves Falling Gently, Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, defines and elaborates on three...

Asolar

Asolar “Without sun,” said the young man, “it means there is no sun,” and then he held out his hand, as if for me but not. A word...

A Day with HIV in America

10:30 AM: Vacaville, CA: Phillip was adopted by Amanda Proctor and her partner: biomother was infected during pregnancy and he showed up positive...

Ashamed to Die

Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial, and the AIDS Epidemic in the South by Andrew J. Skerritt Lawrence Hill Books Reviewed by Nancy Ellegate AIDS has long been identified...

Our Love Is Real

Our Love Is Real by Sam Humphries and Steven Sanders Gotham Press reviewed by Steven Surman Journalist Randy Shilts wrote in his book documenting homosexuality in the military,...

Outside Marshall, Texas

Outside Marshall, Texas for Michael Shannon Todd 1967–2011 The field that you loved was unkempt. You and I walked it daily together, our dogs chasing each other in...

After Three Years, Symptom-Free

by Helen C. Nowak Evening moans through Douglas firs, Stirs wood in a cauldron of shade, Riddling the past. Moonset glances backward At scarlet-splattered needles Forgotten behind fog. Shadows sigh to...

Hide/Seek

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward Smithsonian Books “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” which was co-curated...

The Day Larry Kramer Dissed Me

by Mark S. King The mall was abuzz, with people darting in and out of stores, wrangling their kids and chatting on cell phones. I...

Ballad of the Kind Young Men

Ballad of the Kind Young Men It was different then— even twenty years ago— no place for kind young men. Five, six, eight, ten, the halls, a shortcut home....

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