Tucker Shaw is an author and editor who first found his own gay tribe in New York City’s East Village during the 1990’s.
In 2018 Tucker overheard a young man on his way home from work talking about the AIDS crisis. The nearby voice proposed how that era “galvanized the gay community” and “had spurred change”. He added that it had “paved the way to make things better, in the long run”. Tucker published his thoughts in a Twitter thread that went on to get over 80,000 retweets.
Tucker Shaw’s most recent novel, When You Call My Name is a heartfelt story about two gay teens coming of age in New York City at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It was named “this summer’s most powerful LGBTQ+ novel” by GAY TIMES.
When You Call My Name is available now at