MICHAEL NAVA, is an attorney and Gay writer born on this date; Nava studied at Stanford University and later moved to Los Angeles, where he opened a private legal practice. With The Little Death Nava began his mystery series centered around the Latino Gay criminal defense attorney Henry Rios. The seven novels of the Rios series won five Lambda Literary Awards. With the last novel Rag and Bone, Nava announced the end of the series.