Larry Kramer Remembered

Some of the many tributes to Larry Kramer From Tony Kushner: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/larry-kramer.html From playwright Matthew Lopez: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/larry-kramer-death-activist-gay-rights From Anthony Fauci: https://time.com/5843886/larry-kramer-fauci-remembrance/ Some profile pieces from over the years: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/05/13/public-nuisance https://nymag.com/news/features/62887/ https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/larry-kramer-ellen-barkin-american-people-volume-two

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Larry Kramer-AIDS activist has died

Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author and playwright has died at the age of 84. Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and founded Act Up during the eighties, wrote the acclaimed play The Normal Heart, and earlier this year published the second and final volume of his epic novel The American People. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/512714500/larry-kramer-pioneering-aids-activist-and-writer-dies-at-84https://www.newsweek.com/larry-kramer-rip-aids-activism-1506891

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Stonewall historian and longtime LGBTQ rights activist David Carter has died

Carter’s influential 2004 book, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, was also the basis for the acclaimed PBS documentary “Stonewall Uprising” and he was key in helping the Stonewall Inn receive National Monument status. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/05/07/stonewall-riots-historian-author-david-carter-dies-at-67/

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Dr. Richard Friedman, author of the book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

Dr. Richard Friedman, the author of the groundbreaking 1988 book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective, has died at the age of 79. The book made the case that sexual orientation is largely biologically determined and debunked the Freudian thought, still prevalent at the time, that homosexuality could be “cured”. https://www.gaycitynews.com/dr-richard-friedman-key-in-normalizing-homosexuality-dies-at-79/ https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/5/07/male-homosexuality-author-dies-book-countered-negative-stereotypes

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ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries

The ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries has launched a new online exhibit entitled Safer at Home, in which objects from the past will hopefully “mirror” our present times. A new archival piece will be added each week with comment and contextualization, effectively creating and developing an exhibition in real time.“Visual culture acts as a […]

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They Were Warriors

Thirty years ago this month, activists — many fighting for their lives — took to the streets of downtown Chicago in one of the biggest AIDS demonstrations in history. Here’s how that pivotal protest played out, in the words of those who were there. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2020/Oral-History-ACT-UP-Chicago-AIDS/

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Publishers Weekly:Still Here, Still Queer: LGBTQ Books 2020

This article examines some small presses that publish LGBTQ books and how their missions and focus have evolved over time and continue to be integral to queer publishing.Some quotes from the piece that help sum it up:“While all presses focused on LGBTQ or marginalized communities share a mission of increasing representation, they differ in terms […]

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In Memoriam: Tomie dePaola, Author of “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” and Much More

Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola was an American writer and illustrator who created more than 260 children’s books such as Strega Nona. He received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children’s literature in 2011. https://www.mombian.com/2020/03/30/in-memoriam-tomie-depaola-author-of-oliver-button-is-a-sissy-and-much-more/

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