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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The Man from Milwaukee, by Rick R. Reed

The Man from Milwaukee - Rick R. Reed

QSFer Rick R. Reed has a new MM horror/thriller book out: “The Man From Milwaukee.” And there’s a giveaway! It’s the summer of 1991 and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been arrested. His monstrous crimes inspire dread around the globe. But not so much for Emory Hughes, a closeted young man in Chicago who sees in the cannibal killer a kindred spirit, someone who fights against the dark side of his own nature, as Emory does. He reaches out to Dahmer in prison via letters. The letters become an escape—from Emory’s mother dying from AIDS, from his uncaring sister, from … Read more

FILM: What if HIV Had Never Happened?

If They Lived

Leo Herrera, a gay Mexican director, is working on a new project that imagines what life would be like for LGBTI people if the AIDS epidemic had never occurred. The short film, Fathers (or The Fathers Project), is funded entirely by individual donors and art supporters. Herrera has been working on the project for almost two years and started filming across the United States this month. The film combines elements of real-life and fantasy, even being described as sci-fi. Featuring LGBTI artists, historians, activists, and performers, the movie explores the political and cultural influence the LGBTI rights movement could have … Read more

New Drug Makes HIV Self Destruct

HIV Virus

Scientists have claimed they have created a ‘breakthrough’ drug that can make HIV cells ‘self-destruct’ without harming the body. The drug, which was added to test tubes containing the blood of 10 HIV patients, was found to decrease the viral load by 97%. Abraham Loyter and Assaf Friedler at Hebrew University said they used a peptide in the drug that could case several copies of the virus’ DNA to enter the infected cell, causing the cell to self-destruct. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News