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Larry Kramer A Life Of Activism (AUDIO)

By Charlotte Robinson, May 28, 2020
We were very sad to hear that the legendary activist Larry Kramer has died at age 84. He definitely had an amazing career as an award-winning playwright, author, filmmaker & LGBTQ rights activist. In 2015 at the Provincetown International Film Festival I had the opportunity to talk to Kramer about his career in this exclusive audio interview about Jean Carlomusto’s documentary “Larry Kramer In Love And Anger” currently on HBO. This must-see film is an intimate portrait of author, activist & playwright Kramer & is one of the best documentaries addressing the struggle of gay men in this country spanning over 40 years from Fire Island in the 70’s to achieving marriage equality. Kramer who was also the pioneering co-founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis & ACT UP talks about how his play “The Normal Heart” eventually found its audience & his frustration with this country’s national AIDS research policies. When I asked him back in 2015 what he would like to see happen for LGBTQ equality in the next few years Kramer talked about how he would like to see our LGBTQ community more united with a better & more forceful presence in Washington to lobby for our rights like everyone else does. Kramer also talks about his book “The American People, Volume 1” in which he rewrites the story of our country, passionately focusing on its homophobia & anti-Semitism in this historical novel. Though Larry has passed on his voice, words & hopefully his urgency to act will live on in all of us. Our condolences to his husband David Webster. LISTEN:
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