J Clark Henley

Jesse Clark Henley (May 10, 1950 – August 20, 1988) was a writer, model, and artist from San Francisco. He established both his career and his persona there during the 1970s. During this time, Henley created the famous Alligator Oz map of SF as a ‘gay paradise’ and started work on his iconic book ‘The Butch Manual,’ which came out in 1982. In 1979, Henley moved to Los Angeles with the ambition of further pursuing his career as a writer and artist, but like many of his contemporaries in the 1980s, he soon came in contact with AIDS. When Henley was diagnosed with HIV in 1986, he returned to his native San Francisco, where he resided until his premature death in 1988.

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