THE POLITICAL IS PERSONAL - We face a shifting political climate that calls for renewed feminist and LGBTQ advocacy to fight new far right attacks.
Join author-activist Anne-christine d'Adesky for the West Coast Book Launch of her new memoir, The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris, in conversation with West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath.
The Pox Lover (thepoxlover.com) is a personal history of the turbulent 1990s in New York City and Paris by Anne-christine d’Adesky, a pioneering American AIDS journalist, lesbian activist, and daughter of French-Haitian elites. In an account that is by turns searing, hectic, and funny, d’Adesky remembers “the poxed generation” of AIDS — their lives, their battles, and their determination to find love and make art in the heartbreaking years before lifesaving protease drugs arrived.
Anne-christine d’Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP and cofounder of the Lesbian Avengers. Her books include The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris (June, 2017), Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti, Under the Bone.
Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a Councilmember for two years from 2009-2011. Councilmember Horvath has a long history of civic and social justice advocacy. She champions LGBTQ rights, and has led initiatives to denounce discriminatory legislation against LGBTQ individuals. Councilmember Horvath is also known for her leadership on women’s issues and worked with d'Adesky when she served as a Global Coordinator for One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women and girls.