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Darrell Raymond Yates-Rist
(February 26, 1948 - December 23, 1993) USA

Darrell Yates-Rist

Writer, gay activist

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Darrell Yates-Rist was born in Ironton, Ohio. In his life he was an actor, associate producer - director, script writer, and author.

He was an outspoken activist. He co-founded the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, known by its acronym, GLAAD.

He championed the cause of gay rights in his writings. His last book was Heartlands: A Gay Man's Odyssey Across America (Dutton, 1992). He also wrote numerous magazine and newspaper articles that appeared in publications including The Nation and Harper's.

He died of an AIDS related diseasei n St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He was 45 and lived in Manhattan. He was survived by his companion, Robert M. Cataldo.

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Sources: https://gaycenter.org/ - http://www.nytimes.com/

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