Larry Kramer, playwright and outspoken AIDS activist passed away at age 84.
Larry Kramer wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Women in Love (1969) and later published the controversial, best-selling novel, Faggots (1978).
In the 1980s, Kramer witnessed the spread of AIDS and grew frustrated by the government's initial lack of response to the growing crisis. Determined to take action, Kramer co-founded the Gay Men's Health Crisis, which has become the world's largest private organization assisting people living with AIDS.
He later also founded ACTUP in 1987, an influential direct action protest organization with the aim of gaining more public action to fight the AIDS crisis. Kramer was a pivotal and confrontational figure in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and we will always be grateful for his impact and contributions.