Remembering Assotto Saint: A Fierce and Fatal Vision

“[Saint] knew he had to chronicle the black gay voices of AIDS or they would be lost. He had to collect the bits and pieces that would create a different kind of names quilt–the angry verses, the embittered stanzas, the breathy last couplets of the dying.”… read more

Writing & Illness: More Than Metaphor

Back before I was ill myself, back when I was a writer who traveled to the story, rather than needing stories to come to me, I spent a decade covering writers who were dying.

It wasn’t a plan–I was a young reporter and I got assigned a beat that no one thought would be big in the 80s: AIDS…. read more

Victoria Brownworth: The Activist Writer

“I turn everything into activism.” Columnist, editor, award-winning journalist, cancer survivor, community leader and cat shelterer is adding a new title to her CV: publisher. Her new imprint, Tiny Satchel Press aims to provide smart, thoughtful books for young LGBT readers—especially queer readers of color. We chatted via email about her newly released anthology of… read more