Paul Monette (October 16, 1945, Lawrence, Massachusetts – February 10, 1995, Los Angeles, California) was an American author, poet, and activist who wrote about gay relationships and AIDS.
Monette graduated from Yale University in 1967, conflicted about his sexual identity, and moved to Los Angeles where he lived with his romantic partner, a lawyer named Roger Horwitz . Monette's first book chronicles Horwitz's death from AIDS.
Monette's last years, before his own AIDS-related death, are chronicled in the film named after him, by Monte Bramer and Lesli Klainberg .
Monette's best-known works are: