via Lambda Literary:
Thomas H. Wirth, a noted gay scholar and archivist, has died. Wirth, 76, died of respiratory failure on October 10, 2014, at the Overlook Medical Center, Summit, New Jersey. … Wirth wrote extensively about Richard Bruce Nugent, one of the few African-American writers of the Harlem Renaissance who willing indicated “his homosexuality in print.”
You can read the full obituary at The New Jersey Star Ledger.