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At 35th, GMHC Marches to West Village AIDS Memorial

At 35th, GMHC Marches to West Village AIDS Memorial

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On August 11, 1981, Nathan Fain, Larry Kramer, Larry Mass, Paul Popham, Paul Rapoport, and Edmund White gathered in Kramer’s apartment for an urgent discussion of how the gay community could confront a frightening new deadly disease striking men in their midst. The result was Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the […]

Diversity Celebrated at Publishing Triangle Awards  

Diversity Celebrated at Publishing Triangle Awards  

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | It was a mix of old and new at the 27th annual Publishing Triangle Awards, an event that honors the best in LGBT publishing. Many stalwarts and icons of the gay literary community were in attendance and celebrated during the course of the evening, but the April 23 event at the New […]

The LGBT Writers Tribe Reconvenes

The LGBT Writers Tribe Reconvenes

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The sixth annual Rainbow Book Fair, billed as the country’s largest gay book event, was held this past Saturday, March 29, at the Holiday Inn Midtown near Columbus Circle. It’s the fair’s third home, according to Sarah Chinn, a Hunter College professor and the event’s co-organizer. Past locations included the CUNY Graduate […]

A Formidable, Often Forbidding City Richly Embraced

A Formidable, Often Forbidding City Richly Embraced

BY TIM TEEMAN | Gossip: the lighter fuel of our interactions. It can be done badly and still be fun, or — as in Edmund White’s “Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris” — with delicious waspishness and detail and turn out to be a riot. This is one of those books best enjoyed with bon-bons. […]

Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

Public Library Examines AIDS Activism Through Its Artifacts & Architects

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | An exhibit at the New York Public Library that opens on October 4 focuses on the years of activism that forced government at all levels as well as private institutions to respond to the AIDS epidemic in America. “The library is doing this show because after five years of working to […]

A Silver Evening for the Lammies

A Silver Evening for the Lammies

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | The themes of longevity and change certainly seemed to be on the minds of those who attended the 25th anniversary Lambda Literary Awards held on June 3 at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in the East Village. Edmund White, the famed godfather of gay literature and a presenter at the ceremony, looked around […]

Going for the Silver

Going for the Silver

BY SETH J. BOOKEY | At a ceremony April 25 at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, the Publishing Triangle Awards, which recognize LGBT writers and writing, celebrated their 25th anniversary. Trent Duffy, the group’s treasurer, recalled that the Publishing Triangle was created when a handful of motivated lesbians and gay men in publishing met in the […]