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Robert Nathan Fain
(24 December 1942 - 23 May 1987) U.S.A.

Nathan Fain

Journalist, AIDS activist


Nathan Fain was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. Member of a noted publishing family in East Texas. Noted writer and early AIDS education advocate. Among numerous accomplishments was entertainment editor at the Shreveport Times in the late 1960s between Welton Jones and Jim Montgomery.

He was the lover of Paul Rapoport, a rich real estate man. Nathan was one of the founders of the GMHC, formerly Gay Men's Health Crisis. Author of numerous articles on the health crisis affecting gay men in the early 1980s, finally a victim of the condition he helped foster understanding of in the general population. He died in Houston, Texas. He appears on Panel 2, Block 00815 of the AIDS quilt.


Sources: https://www.findagrave.com/ & http://www.thebody.com/

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