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Larry Kramer

Remember Their Names: World AIDS Day 2016

Bruce Ward | Posted 12.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

It has been three decades since that photograph was snapped in the blazing Fire Island sun. I am powerless to bring any of those friends back. But I must remember their names. They must not be forgotten.

Happy. Frightened. Worried. Hopeful. Larry Kramer Speaks Out

Esquire | James Nichols | Posted 06.25.2016 | Queer Voices

I am happy. I am frightened. I am worried. I am hopeful. I am happy because we can now get married. The lover I've lived with for many years is now my...

Hillary Clinton's Record on AIDS and That Bizarre 'Mistake'

Karen Ocamb | Posted 03.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

Unlike Bernie Sanders-- and certainly unlike any of the Republican candidates who seem to long for the bad old days when we were dying daily and AIDS was considered God's punishment for homosexuality-- Hillary Clinton has been there for people with HIV/AIDS.

Lessons From Larry Kramer for a New Generation

Harry Lewis | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Lewis

I too want queerness to be more than about just sex -- because living in a world where Republican candidates still reduce our community to animalistic, immoral heathens, it does us no favors to reduce ourselves to this one tiny piece of who we are.

Is Rejecting Sexual Labels A Step Forward or Backward?

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 03.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Fairyington

It took me more than a decade to quietly ascribe that culturally fraught term--lesbian--to myself, even longer to admit it to others. But finally, at 40 years old, through years of perpetual self-disclosure, the label feels as native to me as my own my own limbs. The thought of discarding it like an outdated dress feels more untethering than it does liberating.

Remember Their Names: World AIDS Day 2015

Bruce Ward | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Ward

During a recent half-hearted attempt to organize my life, I discovered a shoebox filled with old photographs. In one of them, four friends are lying contentedly on the soft sand of the Pines beach at Fire Island. The year is 1985. A decade later, I would be the only one remaining.

Larry Kramer Reflects On Media's Coverage Of Gay Writers

Papermag | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Do you know who the best gay writer we have today is? Unless you are gay, I'll bet you have never heard of him, much less read him. Every one of his b...

Beware Intelligent Men Bearing Caustic Wits

George Heymont | Posted 10.04.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

While the documentary shows Kramer in robust health and, later in life, as a frail senior citizen, it teaches viewers what can happen when one fiercely intelligent man (who is not willing to take "no" for an answer) speaks truth to power.

How LGBT History Can Inspire Hope, Support Health, and Even Prevent HIV

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.01.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

We are heirs of what I call "LGBT America's heroic legacy," the acts and words of men and women who chose to stand up for their humanity, integrity, and fully equal American citizenship -- rather than accept the shame and silence they were told was their lot in life for being "different."

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

Larry Kramer On ‘Stonewall’ Boycott: ‘Don’t Listen To The Crazies’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices

Playwright and longtime lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS activist Larry Kramer spoke out over the weekend about a proposed b...

Bobcat Goldthwait, Larry Kramer, Jennifer Coolidge and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

In the conclusion of my exclusive two-part audio montage series, I talked with celebrities, activists and filmmakers at the 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) press luncheon.

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

It's clear that health care in the U.S. remains in a state of crisis. Millions of people still don't have health insurance, and pressures remain great to repeal reforms that have extended even bare-bones insurance benefits to the uninsured and underserved.

Michelangelo Signorile

Larry Kramer: 'We Need Activism More Than Ever Now'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“I still have that anger and I would still like to galvanize everyone, but it doesn’t appear that we’re galvanize-able as a population,” AIDS ...

Was George Washington Gay? Consider the Evidence

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thomas A. Foster

Historians of the LGBTQ past have noted that there is double-standard, a default setting for the sexual orientations of historical figures. Larry Kramer seeks to tackle it head-on with his book. His provocative statements will convince some and irk others.

Michelangelo Signorile

New Book Claims George Washington Was A 'Big Queen' And Original U.S. Colony Was A Hotbed Of Gay Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Playwright and legendary AIDS activist Larry Kramer expounded on his new book, The American People: Volume 1: A Search for My Heart, which is billed b...

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?

USA Today Offers Buyouts To Long-Term Employees

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.19.2015 | Media

USA Today is offering buyouts to veteran employees over the age of 55 with at least 15 years with the company, USA Today publisher Larry Kramer announ...

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima

Mark Adnum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Adnum

Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Ebola, AIDS, and Plague Inc.

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

As we face a plague that could spread with the scale and devastation of AIDS, Congress is once again playing partisan and petty politics.

EXCLUSIVE: Larry Kramer On 'The Normal Heart' And His Reputation For Being 'A Screamer'

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The Normal Heart," originally a Tony-award winning play by iconic gay activist Larry Kramer, reached a brand new audience when it appeared on HBO as ...

Recasting History: Reflections on HBO's The Normal Heart

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

My reactions to the HBO film of The Normal Heart are not much different from my reactions to the play. At what point do we begin to question the great and powerful Larry Kramer on his saying of TNH: "this is our history"?

How Larry Kramer's Normal Heart Thunders With Our Lost Love

Sarah Key | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Key

Even many of us affected personally went on with life, doing little to ameliorate the suffering of those we loved. My father's lover, Jim Cox, died of AIDS in 1991. Sweet Jim. He gave me ballet lessons each morning when I was living with my father on Sugar Loaf Key in 1986.