Randy Shilts

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General Information

Name: Randy Shilts

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1951 in Davenport, Iowa

Died: 1994 in Guerneville, California


Illinois Connection

Shilts was raised in Aurora.

Biographical and Professional Information

Randy Shilts was a pioneering gay American journalist and author. The author of several groundbreaking bestsellers, he worked as a freelance reporter for The Advocate and San Francisco Bay Area television stations. He also worked at the San Francisco Chronicle for 13 years. His book And the Band Played On, was instrumental in bringing the AIDS crisis to light.

Published Works

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, St. Martin's Griffin , 1982

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1980–1985) , St. Martin's Griffin , 1987

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military, St. Martin's Griffin , 1993


Titles at Your Library

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk

ISBN: 0312560850
Release Date: 2008-10-14

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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 0312374631
Release Date: 2007-11-27

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Literary Awards

And the Band Played On

  • ALA Stonewall Award, 1988

Conduct Unbecoming

  • Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men's Study, 1994

External Links

Randy Shilts on WorldCat

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