Néstor Perlongher, born in 1949, was an Argentine gay activist and writer. In the 1980s, he exiled himself to Brazil, where he worked as an essayist, translator, sociologist and urban anthropologist. He died of AIDS in São Paulo in November 1992. Perlongher’s short story ‘Evita Vive’ (‘Evita Lives’), originally published in 1975, was banned in Argentina and first became known in the English language in 1983, when it was translated by E.A. Lacey and included in the collection ‘My Deep Dark Pain is Love’. The story’s later publications in Argentina in 1987 and 1989 caused public controversy due to its perceived transgression of the widely respected figure Evita Perón.