The Posthumous Résumé of Michael Callen

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Founding Member

  • People With AIDS, New York
  • People With AIDS Coalition, New York
  • National Association of People With AIDS
  • Committee for Sexual Responsibility
  • People With AIDS Health Group
  • Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on AIDS
  • AIDS Medical Foundation (now AmFAR) Institutional Review Board
  • Community Research Initiative
  • New York Gay & Lesbian Community Center Board
  • New York State AIDS Institute Advisory Council
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Audio Journal of AIDS Management

Television/Film Appearances

Include: Nightline, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show, Good Morning America, Geraldo, Regis Philbin Show, Live at Five, all major network news shows, INN, CNN, MTV, Canadian, French, German, Yugoslavian and Japanese television, PBS’ In the Life [LINK BROKEN] and all New York area evening news shows. Co-hosted PWA Coalition cable show, 1985. Featured in the documentaries Bright Eyes (Great Britain), Over Our Dead Bodies (Great Britain), News from the Front, parts 1 and 2 (USA), Positive [LINK BROKEN] (Germany), Why Am I Gay? (HBO, USA), and the feature films Philadelphia and Zero Patience [LINK BROKEN].


Profiled or quoted extensively in Life, Rolling Stone, SPIN, High Performance, LA Style, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, LA Style, Buzz, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Newsday, New York Post, USA Today, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Montreal Gazette, London Times, Der Stern, Spiegel, etc.


  • SURVIVING AIDS. HarperCollins, 1990.
  • HOW TO HAVE SEX IN AN EPIDEMIC: ONE APPROACH; with Richard Berkowitz, Joseph Sonnabend, MD and Richard Dworkin, 1983.
  • “AIDS: The Linguistic Battlefield,” an essay in THE STATE OF THE LANGUAGE, C. Ricks & L. Michaels, editors. University of California Press, 1990.
  • Founding editor and columnist, PWA COALITION NEWSLINE, 1985-89.
  • Essay on the history of community-based treatment research in YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT AIDS, Sasha Alyson, editor. The Stop AIDS Project, Boston, 1988.
  • Founding editor and contributor to AIDS FORUM, Vol. 1 & 2, 1988-89.
  • Articles reprinted in AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism, October 43, MIT Press, 1987.
  • The Trauma of Living with AIDS,” read by Geraldine Ferraro into the Congressional Record, Vol. 129, No 69, Thursday, May 19, 1983.
  • Commission on Government Operations, THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO AIDS. Union Calendar No. 330, House Report No. 98-582, Nov. 30, 1983.
  • A LEAP IN THE DARK: AIDS, ART & CONTEMPORARY CULTURES, Allan Klusacek and Ken Morrison, editors, Vehicle Press, 1992.
  • THE AIDS CULT: ESSAYS ON THE GAY HEALTH CRISIS, John Lauritsen and Ian Young, editors, Asklepios/Pagan Press, 1997.
  • Articles in the Village Voice, New York Native, Medical Month, Hastings Center Review, QW, NYQ, Genre, the Advocate.


  • Outstanding Lives: Profiles of Lesbians and Gay Men, Visible Ink Press, 1997.
  • AIDS in the Mind of America, Dennis Altman, Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986.
  • And the Band Played On [LINK BROKEN], Randy Shilts [LINK BROKEN], St. Martin’s Press, 1987.
  • The Plague Years, David Black, Picador, 1986.
  • AIDS, Inc.: Scandal of the Century, Jon Rappaport, Human Energy Press, 1988.
  • AIDS: What Does It Mean To You?, Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth Forsyth, MD, Walker & Co., 1986.
  • AIDS: The Medical Mystery, Frederick P. & Martha Siegal, Grove Press, Inc., 1983.
  • AIDS, Margaret Joan Fromer, Pinnacle Books, 1983.
  • AIDS: Impact on Public Policy, R. Hummel, M. Leavy, M. Rampolla and S. Chorost, eds., Plenum Press, 1986.
  • AIDS: Improving the Odds, Paul Douglas, editor, Columbia Gay Health Advocacy Project, Columbia University, 1989.
  • Private Acts, Social Consequences: AIDS and the Politics of Public Health, Ronald Bayer, The Free Press/Macmillan, 1989.
  • Impure Science: AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge, Steven Epstein [LINK BROKEN], University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996.
  • Living with AIDS Toward the Year 2000: Report of the Third National Conference on AIDS, Hobart Tasmania, 4-6 August 1988, Australia Government Publishing Service.
  • Death/Dying, Bruno Leone, editor, Opposing Viewpoints Sources, Greenhaven Press, 1988.
  • They Conquered AIDS: True Life Adventures, Scott J. Gregory, OMD and Bianca Leonardo, MD, Tree of Life Publications, 1989.
  • Epidemic of Courage: Facing AIDS in America, Lon G. Nungesser, St. Martin’s Press, 1986
  • Everything You Must Know About Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, the Killer Epidemic of the ’80’s, Janet Baker, R & E Publishers, 1983.
  • The Color of Light: Daily Meditations for All of Us Living with AIDS, Perry Tilleraas, Hazeldon Foundation, 1988.
  • AIDS: The HIV Myth, Jad Adams, St. Martin’s Press, 1989.
  • In the Heat of Passion: How to Have Hotter, Safer Sex, Richard Locke, Leyland Publications, 1987.
  • All About AIDS, Jay S. Roth, Harwood Academic Publishers, Chur, Switzerland, 1989.
  • AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism, Douglas Crimp, editor, MIT Press, 1987.
  • Good Intentions, Bruce Nussbaum, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990.
  • AIDS Crisis in America: A Reference Handbook, Mary Ellen Hombs. 1992, ABC-Clio.
  • One Boy at War: My Life in the AIDS Underground, Paul A. Sergios, Knopf, 1993.
  • Living Positively in a World with HIV/AIDS, Mark de Solla Price, Avon, 1995.
  • Safety in Numbers: Safer Sex and Gay Men [LINK BROKEN], Edward King, Cassell, 1993.
  • Uncommon Heroes: A Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay and Lesbian Americans, Phillip Sherman, editor, Fletcher Press, 1994.
  • Sex Between Men: An Intimate History of the Sex Lives of Gay Men Postwar to the Present [LINK BROKEN], Douglas Sadownick, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.
  • The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of AIDS [LINK BROKEN], Elinor Burkett, Picador USA, 1996.
  • Practicing Desire: Homosexual Sex in the Age of AIDS, Gary Dowsett [LINK BROKEN], Stanford University Press, 1996.
  • AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video, Alexandra Juhasz, Duke University Press, 1995.
  • Bearing Witness: Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the Politics of AIDS, Phillip M. Kayal, Westview Press, 1993.
  • Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS, Joh Nguye, University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
  • Fluid Exchanges: Artists and Critics in the AIDS Crisis, James Miller, editor, University of Toronto Press, 1992.
  • Coming Home to America: A Roadmap to Gay & Lesbian Empowerment, Torie Osborn (Stonewall Inn Editions), paperback – St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
  • Writing AIDS: Gay Literature, Language, And Analysis, Timothy F. Murphy and Suzanne Poirer, editors, Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • AIDS, Drugs & Prevention: Perspectives on Individual and Community Action, Routledge, 1996.
  • Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering, Marita Sturken, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1997.
  • A Crisis of Meaning: How Gay Men are Making Sense of AIDS, Steven Schwartzberg, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men [LINK BROKEN], Gabriel Rotello [LINK BROKEN], Dutton, 1997.
  • Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty, Jeffrey Weeks, Columbia University Press, 1995.
  • The Stonewall Experiment: A Gay Psychohistory, Ian Young, Cassell, 1995.
  • Policing Public Sex [LINK BROKEN]: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism, edited by Dangerous Bedfellows, South End Press [LINK BROKEN], 1996.
  • Voices That Care: Stories and Encouragements for People With AIDS/HIV and Those Who Love Them, Neal Hitchens, Fireside – Reprint Edition, 1994.  ISBN: 0671882309
  • City of Friends: A Portait of the Gay and Lesbian Community in America, Simon LeVay [LINK BROKEN] and Elisabeth Nonas, The MIT Press, 1995.
  • Last Watch of the Night, Paul Monette [LINK BROKEN], Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994.
  • The Gay Almanac, Compiled by the National Museum and Archive of Lesbian and Gay History, Berkley Books, 1996.
  • Out in All Directions: The Almanac of Gay and Lesbian America [LINK BROKEN], Lynn Witt, Sherry Thomas and Eric Marcus, editors, Warner Books, 1995.
  • Rock on the Wild Side: Gay Male Images in Popular Music of the Rock Era, Wayne Studer, Leyland Publications, 1994.
  • The Vinyl Closet: Gays in the Music World, Boze Hadleigh, Los Hombres Press, 1991.
  • Gay Music Guide [LINK BROKEN], Will Grega, Pop Front Press, 1994.
  • Outsounds: The Gay and Lesbian Music Alternative, Will Grega & Randy Jones, Pop Front Press, 1996.
  • People In Trouble, Sarah Schulman, Dutton, 1990.
  • My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years, Sarah Schulman, Routledge, 1994.

Works Dedicated to Michael Callen

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