Remembering Michael Callen and Essex Hemphill and the Battlefield of AIDS
Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Hold Tight Gently is this celebrated historian's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. This is an exclusive excerpt.
BY Martin Duberman
March 20 2014 12:28 PM ET
Essex Hemphill at the San Francisco Out/Write Conference, 1991 (photo by Lynda Koolish)