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John Preston; Author, Former Editor of Gay Magazine

John Preston, 48, co-founder of one of the nation’s first gay community centers and a former editor of the Advocate, the nation’s largest gay magazine. Preston helped found Gay House Inc. in Minneapolis and moved to San Francisco in 1975 to serve as editor of the Advocate. He wrote more than 40 books, including “The Big Gay Book: A Man’s Survival Guide for the ‘90s,” “Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong” and “Franny, the Queen of Provincetown.” In Portland, Me., on Wednesday of the complications of AIDS.


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