Larry Kramer, co-founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and, later, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), died Wednesday at the age of 84. Most known for his provocative tactics as an activist and public health advocate, he changed the relationship between public health institutions and its consumers. At a time when national institutions were unreactive to an epidemic largely seen as a gay disease, Kramer forged the path to force public health institutions to acknowledge the crisis and begin research, medicine and compassionate care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Larry Kramer was also a prolific author and playwright, prominently featuring LGBTQ+ people in each of his works. Kramer’s works not only made LGBTQ+ people visible, but asserted value, for his generation and every generation thereafter. Thank you, Larry Kramer. The world has lost a hero. ... See MoreSee Less
😢 My Sincere Condolences to Mr. Larry Kramer's Family and Friend's. May His Next Journey be as Fulfilling and Rewarding as this Life was. In the Name of Our Great Spirit
Amen ✝️🙏✝️ 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸