Partner Roger Horwitz, buried together

Queer Places:
Phillips Exeter Academy, 20 Main St, Exeter, NH 03833, Stati Uniti
Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, Stati Uniti
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068, Stati Uniti

Image result for Paul MonettePaul Landry Monette[1] (October 16, 1945 – February 10, 1995) was an American author, poet, and activist best known for his essays about gay relationships.[2]

Monette was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and graduated from Phillips Academy in 1963 and Yale University in 1967. Conflicted about his sexual orientation, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he taught writing and literature at Milton Academy. In 1978 he moved to West Hollywood with his romantic partner, lawyer Roger Horwitz (November 22, 1941 – October 22, 1986). Monette's most acclaimed book, ''Borrowed Time'', chronicles Horwitz' fight against and eventual death from AIDS. His 1992 memoir, ''Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story'', tells of his life in the closet before coming out, culminating with his meeting Horwitz in 1974.[3] ''Becoming a Man'' won the 1992 National Book Award for Nonfiction.[4] Monette also wrote the novelizations of the films ''Nosferatu the Vampyre'' (1979), ''Scarface'' (1983), ''Predator'' (1987) and ''Midnight Run'' (1988), as well as the novels ''Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll'' (1978), ''Afterlife'' (1990), and ''Halfway Home'' (1991).

Monette's final years, before his own AIDS-related death, are chronicled in the film ''Paul Monette: On the Brink of Summer's End'' by Monte Bramer and Lesli Klainberg.[5] "By the end of his life, Monette had healed most of his psychic wounds, but his rage persisted."[6] Monette died in Los Angeles, where he lived with his partner of five years, Winston Wilde.[7] Monette was survived by Wilde; his father, Paul Monette Sr., and his brother, Robert L. Monette.[8] Horwitz and Monette are buried alongside each other at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California.

Shortly before his death in 1995 Monette established the Monette-Horwitz Trust to commemorate his relationship with Roger Horwitz and to support future LGBT activism and scholarship. Monette's brother Robert served as the appointed Trustee until his death in 2015.[9] [10] Monette-Horwitz Trust Awards are given annually to individuals and organizations for their contribution to eradicating homophobia through their literary, scholarly, archival, or activist work. The award's 8-member advisory committee includes Monette's surviving partner, Winston Wilde, and the writer Terry Wolverton.[11] The Lesbian Herstory Archives and the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives received the inaugural Monette-Horwitz Trust Awards in 1998. Other organizations which have since been recipients include Athlete Ally, Naz Foundation India, and the Addison Gallery of American Art.[12] Among the individuals who have received the award are Sunil Pant,[13] Lillian Faderman,[14] Allan Bérubé,[15] and Leslie Feinberg.[16]

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  1. ^ Paul Monette, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. ^ Wilde, Winston ''Legacies of Love'', The Haworth Press, ISBN , p174
  3. ^ cite news | url=http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2005/10/11/Entertainment/Becoming.A.Man.Looks.At.Difficulties.Of.Gay.Lifestyle-1015896.shtml | title=Becoming a Man looks at difficulties of gay lifestyle | first=Gerard | last=Martinez | work=The Daily Texan | date=October 11, 2005 | accessdate=2007-12-01 | deadurl=yes | archiveurl=https://archive.is/20070714213142/http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2005/10/11/Entertainment/Becoming.A.Man.Looks.At.Difficulties.Of.Gay.Lifestyle-1015896.shtml | archivedate=July 14, 2007 | df=mdy-all
  4. ^ [http://www.nationalbook.org/nba1992.html "National Book Awards – 1992"]. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-24. <br>(With acceptance speech by Monette.)
  5. ^ cite web | author=Monte Bramer; Lesli Klainberg | title=Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End | url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117310/ | work=Internet Movie Database | year=1996 | accessdate=2008-02-22
  6. ^ cite news | first=Stephen | last=Holden | title=Paul Monette: More Active and Angry on the Way to the End | url=http://partners.nytimes.com/library/film/020698paul-film-review.html | work=The New York Times | date=February 6, 1998 | accessdate=2007-12-01
  7. ^ cite web | author= | title=One Person's Truth: The Life and Work of Paul Monette | url=http://www.library.ucla.edu/special/monette/pmmemory.htm | publisher=UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library | year=2005 | accessdate=2008-02-21 |archiveurl = https://web.archive.org/web/20080120143844/http://www.library.ucla.edu/special/monette/pmmemory.htm <!-- Bot retrieved archive --> |archivedate = January 20, 2008
  8. ^ cite news | author=Esther B. Fein | title=Paul Monette, 49, Who Wrote of AIDS, Dies | url=https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4DE1E3DF931A25751C0A963958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all | work=The New York Times | date=February 12, 1995 | accessdate=2008-02-22
  9. ^ Monette-Horwitz Trust (2015). [http://www.monettehorwitz.org/about.html About the Trust] webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080220200054/http://www.monettehorwitz.org/about.html |date=February 20, 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  10. ^ Cook, Bonnie L. (9 May 2015). [http://articles.philly.com/2015-05-09/news/61952350_1_cpa-exam-motivational-speaker-instructor "Robert L. Monette, 63, instructor"]. ''Philadelphia Inquirer''. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  11. ^ Monette-Horwitz Trust (2015). [http://www.monettehorwitz.org/advcom.html Advisory Committee]. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  12. ^ Monette-Horwitz Trust (2015). [http://www.monettehorwitz.org/history.html Awardees]. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  13. ^ Cohen, Benjamin (22 April 2009). [http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2009/04/22/gay-nepalese-mp-looks-towards-greater-acceptance-of-gays-and-lesbians/ "Gay Nepalese MP looks towards greater acceptance of gays and lesbians"]. ''PinkNews''. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  14. ^ Gambone, Philip (2010). [https://books.google.com/books?id=ZF9FhIt62Y4C&pg=PA110 ''Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans'']. p. 110. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN|0299236838
  15. ^ Faderman, Lillian (2007). ''Great events from history: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender events, 1848-2006'', p. 524. Salem Press. ISBN|9781587652653
  16. ^ Wilson, John Morgan (29 April 2010). [http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/04/29/2010-monette-horwitz-trust-award-recipients-announced/ "2010 Monette-Horwitz Trust Award Recipients Announced"]. Lambda Literary Foundation. Retrieved 10 December 2015.