Joseph Fairchild Beam|
(1954 - 1988) U.S.A.
Writer and activist
Responsible for In The Life: A Black Gay Anthology (1986), an anthology of work by black gay writers. Beam died of AIDS-related complications.
Joe Beam's personal papers have been donated to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, the nation's foremost collection of black history.