Allen Barnett (writer)

Allen Barnett
Allen Barnett (May 23, 1955 – August 14, 1991) was an American writer.wikipedia
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GLAAD

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He was also a cofounder of GLAAD, and an educator with Gay Men's Health Crisis.
The founding group included film scholar Vito Russo; Gregory Kolovakos, then on the staff of the NYS Arts Council and who later became the first executive director; Darryl Yates Rist; Allen Barnett; and Jewelle Gomez, the organization's first treasurer.

Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction

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The book won a Ferro-Grumley Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction in 1991.

Ferro-Grumley Award

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The book won a Ferro-Grumley Award and a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction in 1991.

Christopher Street (magazine)

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He worked for Herbert Breslin in the late 1980s, and after Barnett published his first short story, "Succor", in Christopher Street in 1986, Breslin forwarded Barnett's short stories to a friend who worked for St. Martin's Press.
The magazine featured original fiction and non-fiction work from such notable authors as Andrew Holleran, Edmund White, and John Preston, as well as emerging gay writers such as Christopher Bram, Allen Barnett, Scott Heim, John Alan Lee, Patrick Merla and Matthew Stadler.

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Allen Barnett (May 23, 1955 – August 14, 1991) was an American writer.

Gay

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Although he published only one volume of short stories, The Body and Its Dangers, during his lifetime, the book is widely regarded as one of the most artistically significant depictions of gay life at the height of the AIDS crisis.

HIV/AIDS

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Although he published only one volume of short stories, The Body and Its Dangers, during his lifetime, the book is widely regarded as one of the most artistically significant depictions of gay life at the height of the AIDS crisis.

Joliet, Illinois

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Born near Joliet, Illinois, Barnett studied theatre at Loyola University Chicago.

Loyola University Chicago

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Born near Joliet, Illinois, Barnett studied theatre at Loyola University Chicago.

New York City

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He later moved to New York City to work as an actor, pursuing further studies at The New School and Columbia University, where he earned his MFA in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts.

Gay Men's Health Crisis

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He was also a cofounder of GLAAD, and an educator with Gay Men's Health Crisis.

Herbert Breslin

He worked for Herbert Breslin in the late 1980s, and after Barnett published his first short story, "Succor", in Christopher Street in 1986, Breslin forwarded Barnett's short stories to a friend who worked for St. Martin's Press.

St. Martin's Press

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He worked for Herbert Breslin in the late 1980s, and after Barnett published his first short story, "Succor", in Christopher Street in 1986, Breslin forwarded Barnett's short stories to a friend who worked for St. Martin's Press.

The New Yorker

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The firm placed one of his stories, "Philostorgy, Now Obscure", in The New Yorker, and published The Body and Its Dangers in 1990.

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award

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It was also a nominee for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award; while it did not win, it was given a special citation as one of the year's best works.

Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction

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LGBT movements in the United States

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The founding group included film scholar Vito Russo; Gregory Kolovakos, then on the staff of the NYS Arts Council and who later became the first executive director; Darryl Yates Rist; Allen Barnett; and Jewelle Gomez, the organization's first treasurer.

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The founding group included film scholar Vito Russo; Gregory Kolovakos, then on the staff of the NYS Arts Council and who later became the first executive director; Darryl Yates Rist; Allen Barnett; and Jewelle Gomez, the organization's first treasurer.