Marty Rubin Biography

Biography

Type: Gay activist, author and journalist

Born: 1930

Died: 1994

Rubin was born and raised in Toronto as the son of leftist political activists. He was pushed to his first union picket line in his stroller when he was 3, Rubin said in an obituary he wrote for David, a South Florida weekly gay and lesbian entertainment magazine. In 1977, Mr. Rubin began writing a column called "Biker Daddy" for The Weekly News, a gay and lesbian weekly newspaper published in Miami and distributed statewide. In 1984, Rubin moved his column to David and changed the name to "Rubin At Random." In 1987, Mr. Rubin pubished his first and only book, "The Boiled Frog Syndrome". The book, described as a gay political thriller by publishers Alyson Publications of Boston, is still in print and has sold more than 6,000 copies. Mr. Rubin is survived by his longtime companion, Jim Wiley. Rubin died after a struggle with AIDS. He was 64.

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