Tag: queer lives

The Boys of Fairy Town

Jim Elledge The Boys of Fairy Town reveals the little-known history of gay life in Chicago during its first century through the biographies of the men who lived there. It covers a diversity of individuals, from female impersonator to body builder, from activist to suicide, from black to white. Anyone, […]

The Calendar of Loss: Dagmawi Woubshet on Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS

Interview by Dan Royles Dagmawi Woubshet’s The Calendar of Loss (Johns Hopkins, 2015) examines the politics of mourning in the early years of the AIDS epidemic both in the United States and Ethiopia. The book details the ways in which early AIDS mourners used poetry, obituaries, visual art, and direct action protest both to commemorate […]