American poet, essayist, editor, and activist known for his writings about social oppression as well as the gay community. His literary functions include Circumstances: Poems (released in 1986) and Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry (released in 1992). He was created in Chicago. Early in his profession, he published several poems in literary publications and added essays to Gay Community Information, Essence, along with other magazines. He passed away at age group thirty-eight from problems of Helps. His personal existence revolved around his battle for equality for the gay community. He, like acting professional Rock and roll Hudson, was a general public figure who passed away of AIDS through the height from the epidemic.