A study of the history and current ministries of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a religiously-unaffiliated, noncelibate order of queer, activist nuns.
How did a single gay man become blamed for causing the North American AIDS epidemic?
What do safer sex campaigns and their histories tell us about how erotic masculinities are crafted amid crisis?
Conservatives exploited homophobia to discredit opposition to Section 28, leaving Labour ambivalent to outright opposition.
Interview by Lynne Gerber and Gillian Frank Anthony Petro’s After the Wrath of God (Oxford, 2015) is one of the first academic books to recount and analyze the broad range of religious responses to the emergence of AIDS in the United States in the 1980s and 90s. Moving the conversation […]
Jeffrey Weeks Editor’s note: In this special guest post, Jeffrey Weeks reflects on his 1988 interview with Marc Stein, which appeared in its entirety for the first time on NOTCHES as “Sexual Politics in the Era of Reagan and Thatcher.” Framing this 1988 interview were two important political contexts: Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government had passed Section […]
Dan Royles Black inequality—inaugurated under slavery and maintained by protean forms of white supremacy—has been central to American society, through to the present day. But where does AIDS fit into this story? From the beginning of the recognized epidemic in the United States, communities of color—and African Americans in particular—have […]