Essex Hemphill

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Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 4, 1995 (38)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Nov 4, 1995 (38)

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About

American poet, essayist, editor, and activist known for his writings on social oppression and the gay community. His literary works include Conditions: Poems (published in 1986) and Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry (published in 1992).

Before Fame

He was born in Chicago. Early in his career, he published numerous poems in literary journals and contributed essays to Gay Community News, Essence, and other publications.

Trivia

He died at age thirty-eight from complications of AIDS.

Family Life

His personal life revolved around his fight for equality for the gay community.

Associated With

He, like actor Rock Hudson, was a public figure who died of AIDS during the height of the epidemic.

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