elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Bertram Michael Hunter (April 15, 1958 - January 23, 2001)

B. Michael Hunter was an educator, cultural activist and journal editor of Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the age of AIDS. "It's through the community that we met. I first met him at a meeting of the Lesbian & Gay People of Color Steering Committee. I noticed Bert, one of the handsomest men I had ever seen, who was really quite and cautious - the opposite of me. He was a writer and refreshingly not a graduate of an Ivy League school, like my ex-lover. I was happy to learn that he did not grow up with money and, like me, received financial aid to get through mostly all-white schools. I felt safe with him from the beginning, and not ashamed of unpacking whatever personal baggage I may have brought with me. I wondered about Bert being Black, having experienced too many Black people telling me that I wasn't oppressed enough." --Johnny “My previous experience with men who attended Ivy League school also left me a little cold - they seem to never be satisfied with things. John was very different - he is one of the few men I trust." Bert. Hunter died of AIDS in 2001. John Albert Santos Manzon married his new partner, Michael Leo Branca, in 2012. They are looking to adopt.
Together from 1990 to 2001: 11 years.
Bertram Michael Hunter (April 15, 1958 - January 23, 2001)

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