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Interviews

Hari Ziyad’s Memoir ‘Black Boy Out of Time’ Is a Spiritual Look at Growing Up Black and Queer

What is the experience of growing up Black and queer in America? Hari Ziyad’s new book Black Boy Out of Time offers a story that is part memoir, part theory, part manifesto, and part prayer.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Author Ina Park
Interviews

‘Strange Bedfellows’ Pushes Boundaries to Shatter STI Silence and Stigma

A new book authored by UCSF School of Medicine professor Dr. Ina Park delves into the untold stories of HPV, herpes, and other sexually transmitted infections.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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Interviews

The Murders That Haunted Toronto’s Gayborhood for the Past Decade—And a Chat With the Journalist Who Covered Them

Justin Ling’s ‘Missing From the Village’ is the deep-dive book version of his years-long investigation into why the police failed to connect dots—until they finally did.

By Tim Murphy
Pamela Sneed
Interviews

The ‘Funeral Diva’ Pamela Sneed Remembers AIDS, Art, and Activism in New Book

Black lesbian poet and activist Pamela Sneed discusses her latest collection of essays and poems, ‘Funeral Diva.’

By Kenyon Farrow
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Interviews

Ruth Coker Burks on Her Five-Hankie Memoir of Caring for and Loving Gay Men With AIDS in 1980s and ’90s Arkansas

‘All the Young Men’ is an extraordinary account of Burks’ one-woman ministry amid stunning homophobia, ignorance, and cruelty.

By Tim Murphy
Collage of comic book covers and pages from Luna Unleased
Interviews

‘Luna Unleashed’ Takes a Superpowered Approach to HIV Prevention for Black Women

Black women are disproportionately impacted by HIV, yet they're frequently left out of conversations about HIV prevention. A new comic written by Nakesha Powell and Giovanni N. Dortch aims to change that.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Donna Allen and Victoria Noe
Features

Author Victoria Noe’s Book on Straight Women in the AIDS Community Finds a Voice

‘Fag Hags, Divas, and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community’ was released on audiobook last month.

By Charles Sanchez
Afrodite, London Broil, and Ebony Jet in the Pyramid dressing room in 1992
Interviews

Linda Simpson’s Book of NYC Drag and Club Photos From the 1980s and ’90s Is Simply Irresistible

The Drag Explosion showcases the nightlife legend’s collection of shots she took out on the scene in an era long before Instagram—and before we had widely effective HIV treatment.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

Longtime Survivor Eric Rhein’s Art Book 'Lifelines' Marries ’90s Gay Portraiture and Delicate Collage Art

The new tome features gorgeous imagery of Rhein and his AIDS-era friends and lovers, some of whom are no longer with us.

By Tim Murphy
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Interviews

A New Book Explores the Racial Politics of Iconic Artist Keith Haring

Keith Haring’s Line, by New York City scholar Ricardo Montez, both celebrates and critiques the life and work of the graffiti-influenced painter who believed that he wasn’t “white on the inside.”

By Tim Murphy