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Second, You Are Really Nigerian: Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos

Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos Second, You Are Really Nigerian Maya One morning I woke up to find myself spooning Lana Jackson’s granddaughter—the beautiful, righteous, god-love-you-all, famous gospel...

This Is A Test: Poetry by Alicia Mountain

This Is a Test Do you recoil like you should when the boy says clean to talk about his body? In the crook of your arm you cradle a...

The Great Believers: Review

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Viking Reviewed by John Francis Leonard So often in both fiction and non we are given a perspective on the AIDS pandemic...

Maria Mejia & Jason Wood

A Warrior's Path AIDS activist Maria Mejia and author Jason Wood talk about their new book, From a Warrior’s Passion and Pain, and life lessons...

Voicing That Inner Scream: Nonfiction by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

Winner, Christopher Hewitt Award for Creative Nonfiction Voicing That Inner Scream: Visibility and AIDS in LGBT Africa by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko LGBT Africa held two truths: you fuck,...

May All Your Dreams Be in Color: Poetry by Naomi Glassman

May All Your Dreams Be in Color In the hospital I find you in more places, fitting your shadow into the empty sockets of wallspace that my...

Living on “The Drive”: Nonfiction by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco

Essay by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco Living on "The Drive" 1986–2009 Living in Canada, being Canadian, for me, is being HIV-positive. I don’t know any other way of life. I...

Tartara, The Prince of Dance: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

Tartara, The Prince of Dance Harsh. Fierce. What was it about perfection? Why the constant movement Nureyev? Why the wings? Why the sad longing? Yes, the boys...

Male Sex Work and Society: Review

Male Sex Work and Society Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott Harrington Park Press This book is a wide-ranging, scholarly consideration of male sex work. The...

Next Season: Nonfiction by Karin McKie

Next Season by Karin McKie His voice was weak, tremulous. “This is Gary Graul, returning your call,” with no additional details. Great, I thought, somebody else...

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