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Larry Kramer

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Happy Birthday, ACT UP, Wherever You Are

(56) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 12:45 PM

I'm an ungrateful sonofabitch. ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), which helped save my life, is 25 years old, and I am going to be 77 years old come June, and I should be grateful, right?

It's difficult to be grateful when the AIDS plague is worse than...

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AIDS at 30: The Real Story

(40) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 3:10 PM

June 5th marks the 30th anniversary of the recognition that a new disease was killing our species. It would become our era's Great Plague, killing somewhere between 28-35 million human beings, and infecting about 75 million with HIV. That June 5, 1981 paper by Dr. Michael Gottlieb of...

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Review: Before Wilde: Sex Between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

(120) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 3:47 PM

Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform
by Charles Upchurch
University of California Press; (April 22, 2009), 288 pages

This is a very important book. It may even be a historic book, one with which gay history can arm itself with more...

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Homo Sex in Colonial America

(699) Comments | Posted May 19, 2009 | 5:00 PM

No, there was no right word for it that you wanted to use for it if you were doing it. Buggery and sodomy connoted anal penetration and thus were, in many places, punishable by death.

That does not mean that men did not know they were gay (to use today's...

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