The Legacy of Howard L. Wallace (August 29, 1936-November 14, 2012)

Susan Englanderbyline‚ Nov. 21‚ 2012

Howard Wallace’s sisters and brothers in the queer, labor, elder, and human rights movements have the sad duty to report his death on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at beautiful Buena Vista Manor in San Francisco. A veteran of social movements since his high school years in Denver, Colorado, Howard was an activist up until a year before his death.

Howard was born on August 29, 1936 to Edna Horton Wallace and H. Milo Wallace in Philadelphia. His parents relocated first to Worcester, MA and then to Denver where Howard spent most of his upbringing. Howard came out to himself as a gay man at an early age. "I was aware of being gay in the second grade," he said. "It gave me a strong empathy with other underdogs that stuck with me all my life."