AVERT has HIV and AIDS projects in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India.They also take AIDS education and information to people in almost every country in the world through their web site, www.avert.org, the world's most popular AIDS website.
So, we're all agreed that AVERT is great. Now, about With Pride: Buy this anthology only if you want to help out a wonderful charity AND read hot fiction by inimitable and incredible authors (and me... maybe I'll be the "infamous" one. Or perhaps "iniquitous" is better). Here's what you're getting:
Introduction (Will Belegon)
Today (Kally Jo Surbeck)
Raven (James Buchanan) | A Girl's Best and Earthy Things (Heather Fowler)| Don't Look Down (Mari Freeman) | Echoes of the Past (Mychael Black ) | A Brief Discourse... (P.S. Haven) | When the Angels Fall (Helen Madden) | Customer Service (Eon de Beaumont) | Nuit Blanche (Giselle Renarde) | Western Pleasure (Shanna Germain) | Chemistry (Lisabet Sarai) | Fire and Ice (Cassie Exline) | An Early Winter Train (C. Sanchez-Garcia) |Selling Foxx (I.M. Cupnjava) | Be Prepared (Storm Grant) | Freedom to Serve (Nicole Gestalt) | The Personal Is Political (Jean Roberta) |
Past Perfect (Alessia Brio)
About Coming Together (Alessia Brio)
My story, Nuit Blanche, will appeal especially to my fellow Torontonians, as it takes place at last year's Nuit Blanche, our all-night contemporary art thing. Perhaps you'll recall some of the exhibitions mentioned. Remember lying on your back on Trinity College's Rugby fields to stare up at the String of Diamonds? Remember the stuffed beaver at the AGO's End of Party Party? I've never gotten so sweaty to Abba! Did you reveal all at the Secular Confessional? Did Audrey and Lawrence? Find out what they got up to while you were waiting in that huge lineup for The Ghost Station.
There are plenty of ways to get your grubby little hands on a copy of Coming Together: With Pride. It's available in print and as an e-book from Phaze, in print from Amazon, as an e-book from All Romance Ebooks, among other sellers.
I also want to plug this wonderful interview with Alessia Brio at Lucrezia Magazine.
Coming Together: With Pride. Be a dear and get it while it's hot.