The gay activist is remembered as a progressive champion.
The filmmaker operated in a time of intense homophobia and had mixed feelings about his place in Hollywood history.
We need positive disruptors to remind us the status quo isn't working.
Sheldon's group was a major force in the Christian right for years, but its presence had recently diminished.
"To this day, gay men carry the added burden of a society that sexually shames us. Larry played a part in this."