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Author Topic: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...  (Read 625 times)

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Offline OneTampa

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 06:57:02 pm »


RIP Larry Kramer,.....  A truly powerful voice, for so many over the decades.



Ray :'(
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 7/15/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of July 8th,20,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @589 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
68 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline joemutt

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 10:38:00 pm »
His anger led to action

He is one of the giants on whose shoulders we stand.

Larry Kramer (June 25, 1935 – May 27, 2020) was an American playwright, author, film producer, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists. There he wrote the screenplay for the film Women in Love (1969) and received an Academy Award nomination for his work. Kramer introduced a controversial and confrontational style in his novel Faggots (1978), which earned mixed reviews and emphatic denunciations from elements within the gay community for Kramer's portrayal of what he characterized as shallow, promiscuous gay relationships in the 1970s.

Kramer witnessed the spread of the disease later known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among his friends in 1980. He co-founded the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), which has become the world's largest private organization assisting people living with AIDS. Kramer grew frustrated with bureaucratic paralysis and the apathy of gay men to the AIDS crisis, and wished to engage in further action than the social services GMHC provided. He expressed his frustration by writing a play titled The Normal Heart, produced at The Public Theater in New York City in 1985. His political activism continued with the founding of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) in 1987, an influential direct action protest organization with the aim of gaining more public action to fight the AIDS crisis. ACT UP has been widely credited with changing public health policy and the perception of people living with AIDS, and with raising awareness of HIV and AIDS-related diseases. Kramer was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Destiny of Me (1992), and he was a two-time recipient of the Obie Award.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Kramer)


Offline Almost2late

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 07:00:24 pm »
With my sincere condolences, and upmost respect..
RIP💐Mr. Larry Kramer🏳️‍🌈, you were a hero and a legend.. thank you for fighting for us.
You will be missed and never forgotten.

https://youtu.be/k9-wUfGMnZs
"Hang on to your hopes my friend..
thats an easy thing to say,
but if your hope should pass away,
simply pretend that you could build them again"...

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 07:20:13 pm »
With my sincere condolences, and upmost respect..
RIP💐Mr. Larry Kramer🏳️‍🌈, you were a hero and a legend.. thank you for fighting for us.
You will be missed and never forgotten.

https://youtu.be/k9-wUfGMnZs


I've not seen that video before, so thank you very much for sharing that. Truly powerful and emotional !



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 7/15/20

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of July 8th,20,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @589 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
68 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline Almost2late

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 07:45:14 pm »

I've not seen that video before, so thank you very much for sharing that. Truly powerful and emotional !



Ray

You are very welcome, Democracy Now is where I learned of his passing. It did get to me too.

Adding this also from Democracy Now this morning.

https://youtu.be/uulx5MYeXC8
"Hang on to your hopes my friend..
thats an easy thing to say,
but if your hope should pass away,
simply pretend that you could build them again"...

Offline em

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 05:21:23 am »
IN case any younger readers did not know about

his movie " the Normal Heart "

https://youtu.be/fZxR9XHS0H8

EM
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 05:25:16 am by em »

Offline em

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Re: LARRY KRAMER__OUTSPOKEN AIDS ACTIVIST AND ACT-UP FOUNDER...
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2020, 06:32:45 am »
to know who he was from the book then movie he wrote and made ?

if anyone here has not seen it or read it ?

I guess everyone here most likely has

his life and efforts goals live on in each of us he lived to advance the cause to get things done ,  HIV and AIDS , the dragon he tried to slay ,  his efforts our benefit ,

a life well lived with HIV for others.

RIP Larry Kramer , thank you for doing so much for those of us with HIV

EM

 


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