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"The Normal Heart

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 08.25.2014 | Gay 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 10.20.2014 | Gay 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 09.22.2014 | Gay 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.

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.

Making a List, Checking It Twice: My Emmy Wish List

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced July 10 and like a kid writing his Christmas list for Santa Claus, I have been thinking about who I most wish to see receive an Emmy nomination come Thursday morning.

The Normal Heart's Problematic White Men

Peter Staley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

It took over 20 years for Larry Kramer to finally see his gut-punching AIDS play The Normal Heart put to film, but only days for the movie's few critics to slam its lack of racial and gender diversity. In what is now becoming a familiar pattern, filmmakers are being told to diversify our history, even if that history was less than diverse.

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

Celebrities Show Heart for amfAR's Inspiration Gala (VIDEO)

Daniel Garofali | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel Garofali

The Normal Heart may have educated us on how events unfolded when the virus first became known but, as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, amfAR celebrates its success in funding more than 3,300 grants to researchers around the world working to find a cure.

My Normal Heart

Chef Rossi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Chef Rossi

I watched Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart this week and was transported back to a strange and terrifying time in New York City.

I Miss Tommy Carraway

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

It was there that The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer reminded us living today: Act Up. Fight AIDS.

In Tribute to Those Who Fought for My "Normal Heart"

Brett Fenzel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Fenzel

I no longer wish toxic harm on those high school bullies, but I sometimes regret that I let their homophobia damage the chords of my gay voice. It's coming back but the higher octaves have given way to a more seasoned, jazzy baritone.

The Normal Heart

Matthew Ebert | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

The Normal Heart remembers moments, then reinvents others, and it reminds me that AIDS fiction is not the truth but a reflection on the emotional truth of an epidemic. That's all I ask for. Lie to me about the look of a lesion and I will forgive you. Lie to me about the emotional truth of the epidemic and I'll pitch you out like an old AZT bottle.

The Conditional Heart of HIV America

Sarah Toce | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Sandwiched between my two gay uncles watching The Normal Heart over the weekend brought much to light. Being 31 years old, I wasn't alive at the epi...

Michelangelo Signorile

Taylor Kitsch And Mark Ruffalo Cried And Argued On The Set Of 'The Normal Heart'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Taylor Kitsch, winning accolades for his performance in the “The Normal Heart” as Bruce Niles, the closeted first president of Gay Men's Health Cr...

President Of The Black AIDS Institute: Gay Men In New York Did Not And Do Not Matter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.29.2014 | Gay Voices

The recent release of the much-anticipated film "The Normal Heart," which follows a gay activist trying to raise awareness in the early years of the A...

Southern Indiana, AIDS and 'The Normal Heart'

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

I don't know why I'm HIV negative while my friends and a few former lovers are not. I simply don't know. The Normal Heart doesn't answer the kinds of questions I'm asking. It does however, for me, reveal the randomness, the chance of life.

The Normal Heart: Storytelling as Activism

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Faisal Al-Juburi

The movie is garnering much attention because of the extraordinary star power -- not unlike how the celebrity of Hanks helped to propel Philadelphia. But, as with Philadelphia, it is the humanity imbued in a story being told at a necessary time that promises to enrapture audiences.

5 Lessons From the Normal Heart of Matt Bomer

Zain | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Zain

I was prepared for a big cry-fest when I watched the HBO film, The Normal Heart, but I didn't shed tears. Instead, I felt a deep profound feeling in my gut that challenged my own attitudes towards what I allow to hold me back. I asked Matt Bomer what lessons he learned from helping tell this story.

Maureen Ryan

Fine Performances Elevate 'The Normal Heart'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.26.2014 | TV

There are several things Ryan Murphy can do with panache. Murphy, the creator or co-creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck," knows h...

Michelangelo Signorile

Ryan Murphy: Ruffalo And Bomer Were 'Terrified' Of 'Normal Heart' Sex Scenes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Producer and director Ryan Murphy, wrapping up the sixth and final season of “Glee” and now in the thick of his latest TV series, "American Horro...

Hollywood's Take On HIV/AIDS (VIDEO / AUDIO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

As the world gears up for HBO's The Normal Heart, I present a recent episode of SnowbizNow in which standout films in 30 years of AIDS in cinema are honored.

Erin Whitney

HIV/AIDS 'Is Not Solved. It's Still A Fatal Disease'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.15.2014 | TV

HBO's "The Normal Heart" is a film about the HIV/AIDS crisis that will definitely make you weep, and may even instill a sense of activism in you. T...

Brad & Julia Get Together For 'The Mexican' Reunion You Always Wanted

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment

At the premiere of "The Normal Heart" in New York on Monday, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts were photographed together, providing fans of 2001's "The Mex...

The Personal Reason Ryan Murphy Was Drawn To 'The Normal Heart'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices

"Glee" and "American Horror Story" director Ryan Murphy spoke at length about his much-anticipated adaptation of "The Normal Heart," which is set to a...