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Name:  Max Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



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Smith lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Max Smith is a lifelong political and cultural activist. A graduate of Michigan State University, he was a founder of United Faith Affinitas Church, the Chicago chapter of National Coalition of Black Gays, served as president of Adodi Chicago, and has written columns in Blacklines and Identity magazines. He authored the forward-looking essay By the Year 2000 in In The Life: A Black Gay Anthology. He also edited Staying Power, a book on black male same gender loving relationships.

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