David B Feinberg
- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 4
American writer and political activist, Feinberg died of AIDS, November 2, 1994, in Manhattan, NY.
After he graduated from MIT with a bachelor’s in math, he earned his master’s in linguistics from New York University. He was head of the computer center at the Modern Language Association in NY for several years. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1987, he retired in 1994 for health reasons. An activist for ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and a member of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Feinberg was arrested several times at demonstrations.
He began his writing career in the 1980s, and his short stories won praise. "Eighty-Sixed," his first novel, won the American Library Association’s Gay and Lesbian Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award for best gay men’s fiction. His second novel was "Spontaneous Combustion," and his final work, published in late 1994, is a collection of autobiographical essays entitled "Queer and Loathing: Rants and Raves of a Raging AIDS Clone."