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The Sum of Zero

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts and book editor Michael Denneny make controversial decisions about how to get And the Band Played On properly promoted and reviewed. The New York Post’s screaming headline about “Patient Zero” ... More


Flight Attendants and the Origins of an Epidemic

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 examines the early AIDS crisis. Flight attendants experienced how AIDS was both a medical and a political crisis. The demonization of steward Gäetan Dugas, known as “Patient Zero,” ... More


Strike Up the Band

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts begins work on And the Band Played On for St. Martin’s Press – despite an initial struggle to find a publisher for the work. Shilts tackles the complexity of writing about an ongoing ... More


Conclusion

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Timing played a key role in all of Shilts’s success, and failures. His reporting and books on cutting-edge issues in the emerging gay liberation movement withstood strong push back on his work while ... More


The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Andrew E. Stoner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

First-ever biography of controversial journalist and author Randy Shilts, one of the nation’s first openly gay reporters for a major daily newspaper. Known for his tenacity in reporting, he quickly ... More


Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Phil Tiemeyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Plane Queer details the history of men serving at flight attendants. It begins with the founding of the profession in the late 1920s and continues into the post–September 11 era. Throughout, the book ... More


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