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Book Launch & Party for Victoria Noe’s Fag Hags, Divas and Moms

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Event:
Book Launch & Party for Victoria Noe’s Fag Hags, Divas and Moms
Start:
April 11, 2019 7:00 PM
End:
April 11, 2019 9:00 PM
Cost:
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
March 25, 2019
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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A book launch and party to mark the publication of Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe.
 
The history of the AIDS epidemic has largely been told from the perspective of gay men: their losses, their struggles, and contributions. But what about women – in particular, straight women? Not just Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana, but thousands whose accomplishments have never been recognized?
 
Drawing on personal interviews and archival research, Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community is the first book to share the stories of women around the world, throughout the epidemic. Victoria Noe assures their place in women’s history, for their determination to educate and advocate, to end the epidemic once and for all.
 
She will be in conversation with one of the women in the book, Krishna Stone.

 
 
Victoria Noe is an award-winning Chicago author, speaker and activist. In 2006, she promised a dying friend that she’d write her first book about people grieving the death of a friend. That book turned into six-book series, including Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends. Her essay “Long-Term Survivor” won the 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award from A&U Magazine. She is a member of ACT UP/NY since 2013 and sits on the planning committee for the Chicago AIDS Garden.

 
 

Krishna Stone, one of the women featured in the book, is the Director of Community Relations for GMHC, where she has been a valuable staff member for over 25 years. In 2017, she served as a grand marshal for the NYC Pride March and will be honored next month with the Sam Ciccone Community Service Award from GOAL NY.
 
 
 
 
 

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