Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist has died, according to a statement posted online on May. 27, 2020.
He worked hard to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency. But his confrontational approach could sometimes overshadow his achievements.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Connor Goldsmith wrote
NYT has already changed their description of Larry Kramer’s tactics from “abusive” to “confrontational”, but it’s a weird sentiment to begin with. Yes, he was aggressive. Our people were dying by the thousands and no one in power cared.
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Dan Savage wrote
Larry Kramer valued every gay life at a time when so many gay men had been rendered incapable of valuing our own lives. He ordered us to love ourselves and each other and to fight for our lives. He was a hero.
Rob Reiner wrote
Sad to hear of Larry Kramer’s passing. We shared the stage in Lance Black’s play, “8” which highlighted our fight for marriage equality. He was a fierce advocate for gay rights. He and his passionate voice will be missed.
Mark Harris wrote
I want to share a story about a less recognized side of Larry Kramer. In the 1960s, he worked in the story department at Columbia Pictures. In 2006, I interviewed him for my first book, Pictures at a Revolution. I went to his apartment…
sarah schulman wrote
Just want to point out that the NY Times attacked Larry Kramer in his obituary- I guess they never forgave him for telling the truth about their lack of AIDS coverage.
The classic definition of “abuse” from above.
Tim Cook wrote
Larry Kramer was an American original who got loud, acted up, and saved many LGBTQ lives. His unrelenting efforts won’t be forgotten and should be held up as an example of a timeless truth: “the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
𝙇𝙪𝙘𝙮 𝘿𝙞𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙤 wrote
even in death, Larry Kramer has reminded us why we should all fucking hate how the New York Times covers gay activism and organizing. an absolute icon.
Dustin Lance Black wrote
When so much of the world refused to see any value in our beating hearts, Larry Kramer’s rage helped lift us out of invisibility. It was an honor to know him. Today, our movement has lost one of its greatest fighters. Tonight, shout it so he can hear it: #ActUpFightBackEndAIDS
LADY BUNNY wrote
Playwright/AIDS activist Larry Kramer has passed at 84. NY Times’ obit claims “His confrontational approach could sometimes overshadow his achievements.” I wish today’s LGBT leaders had more confrontations and fewer galas with straight celebs. RIP to a hero.
Gene Weingarten wrote
At a party, Larry Kramer once dashed a glass of water in the face of Terry Dolan, an influential closeted conservative political strategist who helped anti-gay candidates. RIP Larry Kramer, author of The Normal Heart, who knew how and when and why to kick ass.
Emily Nussbaum wrote
Deeply sad to hear about the death of Larry Kramer, a monumental figure in American history.
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ACT UP NY wrote
For those that knew Larry Kramer, and for others that were inspired, share a memory by using #ThankYouLarry. We’ll keep RT throughout the day to honor his legacy with anger and action.
Ellen Barkin wrote
Larry Kramer changed me in the same way he changed the world, with love, compassion and an indomitable spirit. He taught me the meaning of the word resist and how one person can change the world. I will keep fighting Larry, just like you taught us. SILENCE=DEATH
Wayne Koestenbaum wrote
Larry Kramer had my back. Had our backs. Priceless legacy he leaves, this man who worked to protect his kin—and so many millions of us are his kin.