Homo Eric Rofes Has Died
The author, educator, activist, and leader of the gay men’s health movement died of natural causes yesterday at his home in Provincetown. It appears to have been a heart attack. More info here.
The Stranger clashed with Rofes over the direction of the gay men’s health movement, but we always respected his commitment to improving the lives of gay men and celebrating gay male sexuality. He wrote numerous books, the two most important being Reviving the Tribe: Regenerating Gay Men’s Sexuality and Culture in the Ongoing Epidemic, and Dry Bones Breathe: Gay Men Creating Post-AIDS Identities and Cultures. In 1999 Rofes wrote piece for us on barebacking—you can read it by clicking here.