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Monette-Horwitz Trust Advisory Committee

Primarily composed of friends and colleagues of Paul Monette, the Advisory Committee includes representatives of literary, scholarly, archival, and activist pursuits within the LGBT communities. The volunteer Committee is responsible for annual research and recommendation of honorees to the Trustee in order to fulfill the mission of the Monette-Horwitz Trust.


Chris Freeman received a PhD from Vanderbilt University in English and gay/lesbian studies. He is the co-editor (with James Berg) of three books: The Isherwood Century, Conversations with Christopher Isherwood, and most recently Love, West Hollywood. He also edited John Carlyle's memoir of Old Hollywood, Under the Rainbow. He teaches at the University of Southern California.

Eric Gutierrez is the author of Disciples of the Street: The Promise of a Hip-Hop Church (Seabury Books). Writing on the nexus of religion, politics and culture his commentary has appeared in the LA Times, Newsday, The Jerusalem Post, The Advocate, Out, and Tu Ciudad and on radio, including Air America and Progressive Talk AM. He teaches in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts.

Bernice Horwitz, the mother of Roger Horwitz, holds an honorary position on the Advisory Committee.

Brenda Monette is the sister-in-law of Paul, and the Executrix of the Trust

Eilsabeth Nonas, author of screenplays, novels, and short stories, is Associate Professor in the Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts Department at Ithaca College where she teaches screenwriting as well as writing videogames and immersive media.

Lisa Powell is an activist and attorney in Los Angeles. She is co-founder of United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH).

Winston Wilde is the surviving husband of Paul Monette.

Terry Wolverton is the author of six books: Embers, a novel in poems; Insurgent Muse, a memoir; Bailey's Beads, a novel; and three collections of poetry: Black Slip, Mystery Bruise, and Shadow and Praise. In a former life, she was the Executive Director of the Woman's Building; she is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing center where she teaches workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also Associate Faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles.