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Tim Murphy: Advocate

One Building, Many Stories In a new novel, writer & activist Tim Murphy revisits the early days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Activism, journalism, advocacy, and...

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....

Mapplethorpe: Review

Mapplethorpe Directed by Ondi Timoner Samuel Goldwyn Films Reviewed by Hank Trout Patti Smith: “What will become of the world when no trace of you remains?” Robert Mapplethorpe: “I...

Art & Understanding Anthology

Art & Understanding Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&U Eds. Chael Needle & Diane Goettel Black Lawrence Press   Literature can form a counternarrative to the “official”...

“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

Peeling Back the Layers: Review

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph by Lawayne Childrey Outskirts Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks God, someone once said, comes through the wound....

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

E. Lynn Harris: August 2002

Writing Life Novelist E. Lynn Harris Shares with A&U’s B. Andrew Plant How AIDS Helped Inspire Him to Start Writing, Why the Pandemic Is Integral...

The Heaven of Our Eyes: Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak

Creative Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak The Heaven of Our Eyes in memory of my 25 deaf gay friends who’ve died from AIDS-related complications I awake to find...

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