Lester Strong holds a graduate degree in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is Special Projects Editor for A&U magazine, a national, monthly, glossy publication that covers all aspects of the AIDS crisis, where he is in charge of the blog site and podcasts for the magazine’s website (ww.aumag.org) as well as writing articles for its printed version. From 1994 to 1999 he wrote the monthly column “Gay Arts Beat,” syndicated in various lesbian/gay publications around the country. His scholarly articles have appeared in the South Dakota Review, the New Mexico Historical Review, the St. John’s Review, the International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies, and the Journal of Homosexuality. He has also been a contributor to Out magazine and The Gay and Lesbian Review. He lives with his husband in New York City.