What to Read: A Gay Books Primer
BY Advocate.com Editors
April 17 2010 2:20 PM ET
And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts (published in 1987)
This chronicle of the discovery and spread of HIV/AIDS from 1970s Africa to the death of Rock Hudson is investigative journalism at its most compelling. This nonfiction masterwork reads like a great detective novel and should be compulsory reading for everyone, regardless of sexuality.