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David Scott Richardson (1962 - September 29, 1992)

Writer and story editor David Scott Richardson was a supervisor on The Simpsons, writer on The Flintstones (1994) and appeared in Lust for a Vampire (1971) as the second villager. He died of AIDS on September 29, 1992, in Los Angeles at 30.

An MFA graduate playwright from Columbia University, Richardson was a story editor on the ABC sitcom "Family Matters." An episode he wrote entitled "The Quilt" won him an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR100280?refCatId=25

Further Readings:

Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality by Patrick Moore
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press (January 14, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 080707957X
ISBN-13: 978-0807079577
Amazon: Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality

The radical sexuality of gay American men in the 1970s is often seen as a shameful period of excess that led to the AIDS crisis. Beyond Shame claims that when the gay community divorced itself from this allegedly tainted legacy, the tragic result was an intergenerational disconnect because the original participants were unable to pass on a sense of pride and identity to younger generations. Indeed, one reason for the current rise in HIV, Moore argues, is precisely due to this destructive occurrence, which increased the willingness of younger gay men to engage in unsafe sex.

Lifting the'veil of AIDS,' Moore recasts the gay male sexual culture of the 1970s as both groundbreaking and creative-provocatively comparing extreme sex to art. He presents a powerful yet nuanced snapshot of a maligned, forgotten era. Moore rescues gay America's past, present, and future from a disturbing spiral of destruction and AIDS-related shame, illustrating why it's critical for the gay community to reclaim the decade.

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