Author Archive: Allen Luther Wright
Born on the Westside, raised on the Southside, lived on the Northside, only side left was East, but that was the lake. Allen Luther Wright left Chicago for New York when he fell in love with a man from Harlem. His work has appeared in several publications and he co-wrote Kevin’s Room Part 2: Trust and Kevin’s Room Part 3: Together, the provocative and educational television productions of Chicago’s Department of Public Health, also featured at numerous film festivals. Allen now lives in the Catskills town of Liberty, New York.
There is a lot to be said for the reflective solitude of my country life, even as I am conflicted about the great amount of time spent alone. It is an old conflict that has nothing to do with my address. Sure, I’ve known relief from it, but only temporarily. Being alone is what [...]
By Allen Luther Wright Stephen and Joey married July 29, 2011 “This is revolutionary, absolutely revolutionary. But, I never thought — in a million years – that the revolution would come with appetizers.” Well, it wasn’t profound, but they did laugh. Five days after the New York State Marriage Equality Act became law, I found [...]
The most beautiful man I have ever known starts chemotherapy today. He has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His prognosis is good, there is excellent care, and doctors assure its “treatable and beatable.” Nevertheless, this is cancer and there is a fight ahead.