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Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews The Unabridged Mrs Vera’s Daybook : a compelling story of AIDS activism through art

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  The Unabridged Mrs Vera’s Daybook is a warm-hearted documentary telling the story of historic AIDS activism and related community art in San Francisco through the works of two local based artists, photographer Michael Johnstone and his partner, artist David Faulk, aka Mrs. Vera. Mrs Vera is a colorful drag/art persona, originally created by David … Continue reading



Jerker, or The Helping Hand: A Pornographic Elegy with Redeeming Social Value and a Hymn to the Queer Men of San Francisco in Twenty Telephone Calls, Many of Them Dirty

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  Jerker, or The Helping Hand: A Pornographic Elegy with Redeeming Social Value and a Hymn to the Queer Men of San Francisco in Twenty Telephone Calls, Many of Them Dirty (commonly known simply as Jerker) is a 1986 one-act play by Robert Chesley. The two-character play traces the relationship that develops between a disabled Vietnam veteran, J. … Continue reading



Steven Reigns talks about A QUILT FOR DAVID

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Steven Reigns poet, educator, activist + first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood came to East End Books Ptown to launch Steven Reigns’s Quilt For David the hidden history of a vulnerable gay man whose life and death was turned into tabloid fodder he stopped by to talk with Queerguru . The book is a MUST READ for all gay men to remind us of this fateful life-changing period in all our lives

 

https://www.stevenreigns.com/
https://www.eastendbooksptown.com/

 

 

The interview was conducted by Roger Walker-Dack and filmed by Dan Dejardins

 



The Princess, the patient, and the handshake that changed the face of AIDS

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Bren Gosling‘s play MOMENT OF GRACE captures a very significant moment that created such a seachange when Diana, Princess of Wales shook the hands of an AIDS patient in a London Hospice back in 1987.   Bren Gosling talks about his play…. now at The Hope Theatre in London …. with QUEERGURU and how this one single act of kindness gave us both hope and love when our community needed it most

 

https://www.brengosling.com/
https://www.thehopetheatre.com/

 



AIDS The Unheard Tapes – tragedy and joy from voices no longer with us

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  In the 1980s and 90s, as a new and apparently unstoppable disease ravaged the gay community, volunteers began to record for posterity interviews with the men infected with what would eventually be identified as the HIV virus, and with their friends. The tapes are now archived at the British Library and have never been broadcast … Continue reading



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