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Connecting the Polka Dots by Ted Kerr
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AIDS in plain sight

Carlos Motta by Cat Tyc
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“Queer lives are conditioned by violence.”

Nicky Paraiso by Zachary Small
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“I hope it’s not a masochistic impulse within me, but I will always stay until the end to see how a creative thought completes itself.”

Three Poems by John Ashbery

You’re telling me: / chicanery, the moorhen, / the long triple happy fluid, / the orange response. / By golly that tastes good.

Portfolio by Linda Simpson

Linda Simpson goes to town.

Chronicles of Nueva York (El Bar Stonewall) by Pedro Lemebel

So they invite you to Nueva York, all expenses paid, to participate in an event for Stonewall, twenty years after the police brawl starring the gay girls who, in 1964, took over a bar in the Village. 

I Love Taylor Mead and Gay Power: Taylor Mead Columns 1969–1970, Both Edited and Published by John Edward Heys by Bob Holman
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It’s been two years since Taylor Mead left us to take his role as the Jester Fool Poet of the Great Bohemia in the Sky, but he is still a very living presence on the Lower East Side. 

Shelley Marlow’s Two Augusts in a Row in a Row by Kevin Killian
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Brooklyn-based Shelley Marlow, a first-time novelist, has created a memorable protagonist in Philomena/Phillip, a late-bloomer if ever there was one, a performance artist and researcher in 2001 New York. 

BOMB Specific by Lyle Ashton Harris
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Lyle Ashton Harris’s work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic.

Ulrike Müller’s Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists by Thom Donovan
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There are numerous pleasures in encountering Herstory Inventory, a project initiated and organized by the artist Ulrike Müller, not least of which include a collection of 100 drawings by artists whom I love and admire.

I Can Give You Anything but Love: A Memoir by Gary Indiana

Things to remember better: Ferd Eggan entered my life in San Francisco in 1969, the year I dropped out of Berkeley. 

Tabboo!: The Art of Stephen Tashjian by Sean Mellyn
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On New Year’s Eve 1980, I watched the new-wave band Human Sexual Response perform at the now defunct Boston Phoenix. I was 14 and my sister and her classmates from the Massachusetts College of Art snuck me past security.

Jaime Manrique by Edith Grossman
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“The tragedy of imperialism is that its dehumanizing machinery disrupts the cultures of the colonized. That’s why after imperial powers conquer a nation it sometimes takes centuries for the conquered to create cohesive civilizations again and to regain their identity.”

Children of the Sun by B.C. Edwards
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B.C. Edwards reviews Max Schaefer’s Children of the Sun which is absolutely not a book about gay British neo-Nazis

Mary Jordan by Nayland Blake
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“The more I learned about him the more addicted I became, the more I wanted to meet absolutely anybody who had met him.”

Cherríe Moraga by Adelina Anthony
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“The first level of risk is very private; most of the time I feel I’m writing against a silence, against a taboo, against what has not been written; and if it has been written, there’s no reason for me to write it.”

Chris Abani by Colm Tóibín
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“I was writing 16-hour days. The real difficulty was writing the fractured language. My tendency is to make everything beautiful.”

In Memoriam: Reinaldo Arenas by Jaime Manrique

In the early hours of December 7, 1990, in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment in New York, the exiled Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas committed suicide.

Musuh Dalam Selimut: The Enemies in the Blanket by Lawrence Chua

Your skin is your uniform. A beacon and a membrane. Something to hold it all together.

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson
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Excerpts from Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson’s film A Litany for Survival, on the great American poet, Audre Lorde. Tributes and insights from the poet herself, friends and family on what it means to live in the heart.

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