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Larry Kramer

Read the latest news about Larry Kramer, a legendary gay rights activist and one of the founders of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which has risen to become a leading HIV and AIDS advocacy organization. Kramer, a Yale graduate, has a body of written work that includes the controversial novel Faggots as well as The Normal Heart, a play that reenacts the early days of the AIDS crisis in the United States. Learn more about Kramer and other advocates who are helping to advance the cause of equality for LGBT and HIV-positive Americans.

"To this day, gay men carry the added burden of a society that sexually shames us. Larry played a part in this."

May 29 2020 6:41 PM

He was also a survivor, a Cassandra, and a legendary hero.

May 28 2020 7:24 PM

In 1991, Kramer delivered a now-famous speech about apathy in the face of the AIDS epidemic. 

May 27 2020 9:15 PM

The world mourned one of the biggest heroes of the last 40 years.

May 27 2020 2:11 PM Updated

Kramer was a founder of GMHC and ACT UP, and one of the leading voices calling for action against HIV and AIDS.

May 27 2020 1:17 PM

Journalist Marc Malkin honors HIV activist and playwright Larry Kramer for The Advocate's 50th Anniversary.

August 08 2017 5:52 AM

The AIDS crisis offers a blueprint for LGBT people fearing a hostile administration.

January 17 2017 6:33 AM
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