Posts Tagged ‘ Larry Kramer ’

Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

“Faggots” [his first noveldrew a line between Mr. Kramer and a significant number of gay men, who saw him as an old-fashioned moralist or even a hysteric. In various forums well into the 1990s, he found himself called on to defend his point of view, which was essentially that gay men and lesbians had a diminished chance of living fulfilling lives or producing great art so long as they defined themselves primarily in terms of their sexual orientation.

He preached not only protected sex but also the virtues of affection, commitment and stability — arguments that anticipated the values of the movement for same-sex marriage.

r i p, nonviolent militant, practitioner of satyagraha, ACT UP! founder, beloved angry gay activist, playwright, writer, and ultimate humanist. – word pond

Larry Kramer, AIDS Warrior, Takes on Another Plague – The New York Times

More to the Story: A History of Gay America – NYTimes.com

More to the Story: A History of Gay America – NYTimes.com.