1945 – Born on October 16th in Lawrence, Massachusetts. American author and poet whose work often explored homosexual relationships and the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic.
1960 – He met Roger Horwitz, who was to be his lover for over twenty years.
1967 – Graduated from from Yale University.
1988-1992 – He was best known for his autobiographies, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir and Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story.
– Monette wrote extensively about the years of their battles with AIDS (Borrowed Time) and how he himself coped with losing a lover to AIDS (Love Alone).
– Wrote two important novels about AIDS, Afterlife and Halfway Home.
1995 – Died on February 10th in Los Angeles, California.