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Posted on 05/27/2020 4:23:07 PM PDT by Salman
NEW YORK (AP) Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84.
Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramers husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died Wednesday of pneumonia.
We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. His anger was needed at a time when gay mens deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government, said Elton John in a statement.
Kramer, who wrote The Normal Heart and founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP, lost his lover to acquired immune deficiency syndrome in 1984 and was himself infected with the virus. He also suffered from hepatitis B and received a liver transplant in 2001 because the virus had caused liver failure.
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Not all of their antics were church related, but that should give you the flavor of what they were about. They were big on blocking entrances to places they said were somehow complicit in allowing AIDS to spread or not finding a cure.
Hope he packed his asbestos suit.
“and was himself infected with the [aids] virus. He also suffered from hepatitis B”
Something tells me that churches handing out condoms wouldn’t have altered his life experience in any way.
Something also tells me that he was scapegoating churches for his own choices.
Just a hunch.
I asked him if he remembered "ACT-UP".
He didn't have any idea what I was talking about.
Told him to look it up. History began before yesterday.
Calling Dr. FAUCI - Calling Dr. BIRX...
It they hadn’t been taking a blood gorged crank up the ass so much many lives would have been saved.
Add him to my list of favorite leftists.
Much misery would have been avoided had health officials isolated the primary vector at the beginning.
That’s leftism. Choose an unhealthy lifestyle and rage against society for not fixing all the bad consequences of your choices.
>>We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. His anger was needed at a time when gay mens deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government, said Elton John in a statement.
Why didn’t they shelter in place? Stay home. Stay safe.
Cancel all concerts, festivals, parties, orgies.
Close sex dungeons, golden showers, meat market bars, and dance clubs as non-essential.
Think of what could’ve been done to stop the pandemic from spreading.
But no. Only healthy people are supposed to sit down, shut up, and stay at home to save the world.
His anger was needed at a time when gay mens deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government, said Elton John in a statement.
Its funny how the left demands that what 2 consenting adults do behind close doors is nobodys business, but they demand the government to get involved in something sexual that is 100% preventable! It wasnt the Government that ignored it Sir Elton, it was your perverted bunghole that wasnt paying attention. The anus zone is for unloading only! .....oh and ask Fauci after 40 years how the AIDS vaccine is coming along?
Today they can knowingly spread the AIDS virus without informing potential sex partners without legal charges.
So much for “saving one life”.
They have also worked to end asking people if they have AIDS when they donate blood saying “If they do and they are trying to donate, they are just going to lie anyway”
There actually was an order in NYC to close the “bath houses”, but guess who got that rescinded.
Considering they knew how to prevent this, I feel no sorrow for gay people. The fact they willingly infected others by contaminating the blood supply is unforgivable.
>> the left demands that what 2 consenting adults do behind close doors is nobodys business
They lied and claimed it was only about the actions of consenting adults in private and now we are the land of drag queen story hour, Heather has two mommies, instructed masturbation, gender fluid bathrooms, etc.
Stalinists lie. Always
Isaac Asimov was a victim of tainted blood.
So was a good friend of mine in high school - he had hemophilia.
I wonder how many innocent young men this biological terrorist infected with HIV/AIDS, killing them at a young age.
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