Longtime AIDS activist Peter Staley knew Larry Kramer quite well. Both were influential members of ACT UP — Kramer being one of the group’s co founders — and Staley would later go on to leave ACT UP to launch another HIV organization, the Treatment Action Group (TAG) in January 1992.
THIRTY-FOUR YEARS. HIV/AIDS has been our plague for 34 years. We should have known more about this plague by now. 34 years is a very long time to let people die. I think more and more about evil. I believe in evil. I believe evil is an act, intentional or not, of inflicting undeserved … Continue reading READ: Larry Kramer’s FULL Speech “CURE” Given at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis – March 23, 2015
In an interview appearing over at MetroWeekly. Chris Geidner sat down with , longtime gay activist, novelist, playwright and co-founder of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis Larry Kramer and as only Larry could do, he let it all out about what he believes wrong with “gay activism” today. Here are some excerpts of what Larry says: I remember in ACT UP, … Continue reading Longtime Activist Larry Kramer Talks About Whats Missing In Gay Activism Today
Larry Kramer the legendary American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist who has devoted his life to the cause of LGBT equality returned to the Blue Whale in Fire Island Pines where he spoke about his life, career and activism. Kramer’s 1978 book “Faggots” (which if you haven’t read I highly recommend) … Continue reading Legendary Gay Activist Larry Kramer Speaks At Fire Island Pines, Calls Obama A “Wuss” On LGBT Issues
Mark Ruffalo tells MTV News that he’s going to star in Larry Kramer’s adaptation of his semi-autobiographical play The Normal Heart. Says Ruffalo: “It’s basically a story of when the AIDS outbreak happened in New York. It wasn’t really taken seriously, I think specifically because it was ‘the gay cancer,’ they called it. I think … Continue reading Mark Ruffalo to Star in Film Adaptation of Larry Kramer’s ‘The Normal Heart’
Mike Petrelis over at the Peterlis Files did a great piece overnight on Larry Kramer who gave a spEech tonight at a demonstration against President Obama’s sloooow course of action on HIV/AIDS issues. Kramer, the original angry gay activist not only spoke about the horrendously state of HIV/AIDS actions and inactions that have taken place in … Continue reading Larry Kramer Inspires At Demonstration: "Our rights are denied us. Our love is denied us. We are even denied the right to fight for our country. How long must we be denied all of this before we truly rise up in united anger! "
On March 10, 1987 – ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was effectively formed at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York when Larry Kramer was asked to speak as part of a rotating speaker series
As Republicans remember and celebrate the revisionist life history of Ronald Reagan let us, the friends, the family, and the loved ones of the victims of Reagan’s bigotry and homophobia remember the REAL legacy of genocide, war-mongering, and poverty that he left behind all in the name of “God”.
Many believe that the New York Times article of July 3, 1981, was the date of the first newspaper-published report about the deadly disease which would later be called AIDS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the first published report that mentions the mysterious and deadly disease appeared in New York City’s independent gay newspaper The New York Native three weeks earlier by Dr. Lawrence Mass.
Six months after the New York Times reported on a “gay cancer” that was showing up in gay men. The Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City was founded. GMHC was non-profit, volunteer-supported, and community-based AIDS service organization whose mission statement is to “end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.”