Feinberg, David B.

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Feinberg, David B. Gender: M
born on 25 November 1956 at 12:34 (= 12:34 PM )
Place Lynn, Massachusetts, 42n28, 70w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°20 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 07°18'


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."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Weir, John (born 8 February 1959)


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1987 (AIDS)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (autobiographical essays)
  • Work : Retired 1994 (for health reasons)

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : AIDS/ HIV
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (two novels and several short stories)