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Christopher Hewitt Awards 2017: Call for Entries

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Paul Thorn: Writer & Advocate

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Between the Pages • The Story of Joyce A. McDonald: Review

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The Angel of History: Review

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Corrupted: Review

Corrupted: One Gay American's Story of Breaking Bad on PrEP by Joey Wagner Amazon Review by John Francis Leonard It would be easy when reading this brief, frank...

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing: Review

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Until My Heart Stops: Review

Until My Heart Stops by Jameson Currier Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by Hank Trout In Until My Heart Stops, his collection of more than fifty “intimate writings” culled...

Mark Olmsted: Advocate

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