monette.jpgborn: October 16, 1945
died: February 10, 1995

“No one will find the way out of hate and violence unless we do. Go without hate, but not without rage. Heal the world.”
-Paul Monette

Paul Monette is an official honoree today for GLBT History Month 2009.

He was best known for his novels and memoirs about LGBT relationships and HIV/AIDS.

His books include: Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir (1988); Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog (1989); and Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story (1992), which won the National Book Award.

Monette died of AIDS-related complications at age 49.

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