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...

1985: Review

1985 Written & directed by Yen Tan MuseLessMime Productions/Cranium Entertainment Reviewed by John Francis Leonard 1985 is a film about secrets—the secrets we think we’re hiding, but are...

Powered by Love: Review

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa by Joanna Henry, with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis; edited by Michele Landsberg, with photos by Alexis...

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

Between the Pages: Where Trials Become Triumph! by Thaïs Sherell J. N-Spired Productions Reviewed by Chael Needle My stepmother used to tell me stories about Jesus, but they...

Rabih Alameddine: Writer & Advocate

Remembering Our History With His New Novel, The Angel of History, Rabih Alameddine Reawakens Our Memories of the Early Days of AIDS by John Francis Leonard Rabih...

The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

Grace Jones Memoir: Review

I'll Never Write My Memoirs Grace Jones, with Paul Morley Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Chael Needle Grace Jones likes doing jigsaw puzzles, as we learn in...

Don’t Call Us Dead: Review

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith Graywolf Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Somewhere among a juxtaposition of race, gender, sexuality, and physicality lies the transformative poetry...

That’s What Friends Are For: Review

That's What Friends Are For by Kenneth Sean Campbell CreateSpace Reviewed by John Francis Leonard LGBTQ people have families, of course. But for us, the families we create...

Men Touching: Review

Men Touching by Henry Alley Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In this beautifully wrought new novel, Henry Alley explores the complexities of a flawed leading...

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Visual AIDS

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS has been the only arts organization committed to raising AIDS awareness and fighting stigma for more than three decades....