Victoria Noe

Award-winning Author, Speaker, Activist

Media Room

Media tools for Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community.

Interviews, Essays and Features

"AIDS@40" - A&U Magazine, June 5 2021

"What is the Inner Life of Jill Baxter on 'It's A Sin'?",, March 10, 2021

“Two Chicago Authors Met at an AIDS Conference Hundreds of Miles from Home. Now They’re Teaming Up to Keep the Epidemic on People’s Radar”Chicago Tribune, Dec. 9, 2019

“Inspirational Indie Authors: Victoria Noe’s Work with AIDS Patients Prepared Her to Pen ‘Friend Grief’ Books on Dealing With Loss”, Interview with Howard Lovy, Alliance of Independent Authors, Oct. 20, 2019

“These Women Are Forgotten HIV Warriors”HIVPlus Magazine, July 10, 2019

“Victoria Noe: Cover Story”A&U Magazine, July, 2019

“Books for Pride”POZ Magazine, June, 2019

“Why Writers Need Emotional Support”Memoir Writers Journey, May 20, 2019

“A New Book Applauds the Straight Women of HIV History (Finally, right?)” , My Fabulous Disease, April 29, 2019

“A New Book Honors the Straight Women Who Fought Alongside Queers Against AIDS”,, April 26, 2019

“Taking the Hill”Positively Aware, May/June, 2016

“Long-Term Survivor”, 2015 Christopher Hewitt Award for Nonfiction, A&U Magazine,October, 2015

“Why I ACT UP”Huffington Post, June 22, 2015

“Bridging the AIDS Generation Gap”, Huffington Post, Nov. 26, 2014

“What Kind of Friend Are You?”, Death with Dignity, Oct. 21, 2014

“What We Owe Longtime Survivors”, Windy City Times, Oct. 1, 2014

“One Author’s Journey to Serialized Self-Publication”, Write Nonfiction Now, June 11, 2014

“Gutsiness is a Choice”,, Feb. 17, 2014

“’You’ll Never Get a Date Now’: On Being Straight in the AIDS Community”, Huffington Post, Dec. 5, 2013

“Divide and Conquer: Turning a Book into a Series”Memoir Writers Journey, Sept. 26, 2013

“My Moment of Truth as an Writer”, Choices, Aug. 28, 2013

“Welcome to the Death Café”, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 4, 2013

“Chicago Death Cafe Draws Curious, Diverse Crowd”, Life Matters Media, July 16, 2013

“A Friend’s Death Leads to Writing”, Women’s Writing Circle, July 8, 2013

“Self-Publishing Insights”, DIYMFA, May 23, 2013

“What’s a Niche Market and Where Are They Hiding?” Writers Guide to E-Publishing, Jan. 5, 2013

“Men Grieving Their Friends”, The Good Men Project, April 28, 2012

“Finding Hope in the Midst of Grief”, Memoir Writers Journey, Oct. 11, 2011

“5 Easy Steps: How to Survive a Mixed Marriage During Baseball Season”, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 18, 2011

“Forming Community: AIDS@30”, Windy City Times, Apr. 27, 2011

Book Reviews by Victoria Noe:


"Write More Light Interview", June 3, 2021

"This is My Second Pandemic", Fatigued Podcast, May 11, 2021

"It's A Sin: The Women Who Helped the World Survive the AIDS Crisis", Feast of Fun, March 1, 2021

“Victoria Noe: AIDS Fundraiser and ACT-UP NY Member”, The Dorothy Project, March 4, 2010

“The Wonder Women of AIDS”, Feast of Fun, March 27, 2019

Radio Interviews

“The Library as a Discovery Platform”, IBPA, Feb. 24, 2016

“After Hours with Rick Kogan”, WGN Radio, Feb. 24, 2014

“Grief Talk with Audrey Pellicano”, Blog Talk Radio, Sept. 20, 2013