Jan Morris dies at 94

Jan Morris, celebrated writer and transgender pioneer has died at the age of 94. Morris was revered for her journalism, histories, travel writings and her groundbreaking 1974 transition memoir, Conundrum. She herself rejected the term “travel writer” saying her books were “about place, which [is] nothing to do with movement” and in writing about her […]

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Transgender rights activist and blog writer Monica Roberts killed in accident

Transgender rights activist and blog writer Monica Roberts was killed in a hit and run as she took out her trash.  She lived in Houston, TX, and was known for her activism and ground-breaking blog TransGriot.  She was 58 years old. https://abc13.com/society/trans-rights-advocate-identified-as-hit-and-run-victim/6873285/ https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2020/10/08/monica-roberts-pioneering-acclaimed-transgriot-blogger-has-died You can read the blog at this link: https://transgriot.blogspot.com/

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Author Randall Kenan passes away at 57

Award winning writer and professor Randall Kenan has died at the age of 57. Kenan explored Black gay life in the South with story collections (Let the Dead Bury Their Dead) and a novel (A Visitation of Spirits) and also edited a collection of James Baldwin non-fiction (The Cross of Redemption). His most recent collection […]

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Larry Kramer Remembered

Some of the many tributes to Larry Kramer From Tony Kushner: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/larry-kramer.html From playwright Matthew Lopez: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/larry-kramer-death-activist-gay-rights From Anthony Fauci: https://time.com/5843886/larry-kramer-fauci-remembrance/ Some profile pieces from over the years: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/05/13/public-nuisance https://nymag.com/news/features/62887/ https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/larry-kramer-ellen-barkin-american-people-volume-two

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Larry Kramer-AIDS activist has died

Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author and playwright has died at the age of 84. Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and founded Act Up during the eighties, wrote the acclaimed play The Normal Heart, and earlier this year published the second and final volume of his epic novel The American People. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/512714500/larry-kramer-pioneering-aids-activist-and-writer-dies-at-84https://www.newsweek.com/larry-kramer-rip-aids-activism-1506891

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Stonewall historian and longtime LGBTQ rights activist David Carter has died

Carter’s influential 2004 book, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, was also the basis for the acclaimed PBS documentary “Stonewall Uprising” and he was key in helping the Stonewall Inn receive National Monument status. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/05/07/stonewall-riots-historian-author-david-carter-dies-at-67/

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