A Thank You to AIDS Activist Larry Kramer

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. ⁠

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