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Title:Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Martin Duberman
Publisher:The New Press
ISBN:1595589457
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:368
Category:history, non-fiction, glbt, biography, queer

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS In December the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors the first effective treatment for AIDS For countless people the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence for others it was too late In the United States alone over people had already died from AIDS related complications among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill .

Meticulously researched and evocatively told i The Battlefield of AIDS i is the celebrated historian Martin Duberman s poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic Callen a white gay Midwesterner who had moved to New York became a leading figure in the movement to increase awareness of AIDS in the face of willful and homophobic denial under the Reagan administration Hemphill an African American gay man contributed to the black gay and lesbian scene in Washington D C with poetry of searing intensity and introspection .

A profound exploration of the intersection of race sexuality class identity and the politics of AIDS activism beyond ACT UP i The Battlefield of AIDS i captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despai

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