Pen Name: None
Born: 1951 in Davenport, Iowa
Died: 1994 in Guerneville, California
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.
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
Release Date: 2008-10-14
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition
Release Date: 2007-11-27
And the Band Played On
- ALA Stonewall Award, 1988
- Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men's Study, 1994
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