|Born||William Zimmer Barnes|
Zimmer Barnes is an American journalist and activist. He is best known for covering technology news, as well as volunteer work and crime activism. As such, he has been featured in numerous publications as both writer and subject. His work has been published on Truthout and Yahoo News.
At age nine, Barnes locked himself in a car to avoid police after his mother's arrest. This event was alleged to have been traumatic. As an adult, he has worked as the Creative Coordinator of the Kent Cummins Magic Camp, a non-profit organization, and was a lecturer at PlumberCon, a hacker conference. He is also a licensed EMT and has worked as a volunteer field medic.
Barnes began work as a crime activist at age 18, generally referred to only by his middle name. In 2009, he became President of the Heroes Network, an online forum. He attended the Superheroes Anonymous conference in New Bedford, MA. For his activism against crime, he was photographed for the Real Life Superhero Project. He later co-founded the New York Initiative, a neighborhood crime watch team in Brooklyn, NY that is now one branch of the Initiative Collective. He is a subject of the 2011 documentary, "Superheroes", and was interviewed on Fox 13 and Gay Times Magazine.
- Zimmer Barnes (2010). "US Funds Life Imprisonment, Forced Labor, and Death Penalty For Gays". Truthout. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Zimmer Barnes's Contributor Profile Yahoo! Contributor Network". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Carolyn Barnes, et al. v. Calvin R. Sulak, et al.". More Law. 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "The Kent Cummings Magic Camp". 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Plumbercon.org". 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- Joel Warner (2009). "The astounding adventures of the Wall Creeper, Colorado's own superhero". Denver Westwood News. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- Tea Krulos (2009). "Super friends". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Zimmer Portrait". Real Life Super Hero Project. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- Tea Krulos (2010). "Brooklyn's Own Superheroes". New York Press. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "The League of Super Friends: "Real-life superheroes" from around the world". Denver Westword Slideshows. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Superheroes (2011)". IMDB. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Michael Barnett (director) and Zimmer (superhero) of Superheroes (USA)" (Flash Video). Indie Film Nation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Zimmer and Michael Barnett on Fox News" (Flash Video). Fox 13. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- "Zimmer". Gay Times. 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04.