Nebraska Authors

John Lauritsen

Born 1939 Grand Island, NE (USA)

Market researcher, gay activist, AIDS activist, controversialist critic of conventional medicine and founder of Pagan Press. Has also argued that Percy Bysshe Shelley, not Mary Shelley, wrote Frankenstein.

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Homosexual Rights; Gay Activisim; AIDS Activism


The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864–1935). 1974. (with David Thorstad)
Religious Roots of the Taboo on Homosexuality; a Materialist View. 1974.
Death Rush: Poppers And AIDS. 1986. (with Hank Wilson)
Poison by Prescription: The AZT Story. 1990.
The AIDS War: Propaganda, Profiteering, and Genocide from the Medical-Industrial Complex. 1993.
A Freethinker's Primer of Male Love. 1998.
The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein. 2007.
A Freethinker in Alcoholics Anonymous. 2014.

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