Larry Kramer (June 25, 1935 – May 27, 2020) was a longtime, trailblazing AIDS and LGBT activist who fought against the stigmatizing of people with the disease, for public awareness about it, and for government support to combat it. He was instrumental in the founding of Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) and AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). In addition, Kramer was an accomplished novelist (Faggots) and playwright (The Normal Heart), among other works.
Quotes: “Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear.” | “AIDS was allowed to happen. It is a plague that need not have happened. It is a plague that could have been contained from the very beginning.”
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