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Zak Salih Talks About His New Intergenerational Gay Novel, ‘Let’s Get Back to the Party’

Set in D.C. the summer before Trump’s win, the story toggles between two childhood friends—lovelorn, moody Sebastian and angry, sex-focused Oscar.

By Tim Murphy
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Elon Green's 'Last Call' Revisits the Serial Killer Who Stalked NYC’s Early ’90s Gay Piano Bars

Elon Green’s Last Call is an investigative deep dive into grisly murders that were ultimately solved but mostly forgotten.

By Tim Murphy
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Sarah Schulman Discusses Her Massive ACT UP Tome ‘Let the Record Show,’ Coming This May

“Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993,” the 20th title from acclaimed author, activist, and ACT UP alum Sarah Schulman, is the culmination of 20 years’ worth of in-depth video interviews with nearly 200 ACT UP alums.

By Tim Murphy
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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
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‘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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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
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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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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
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‘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.
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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