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Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
AP News ^ | 05-27-2020 | MARK KENNEDY

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. Kramer’s 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 men’s 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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ACT-UP were the guys who pulled the stunt of disrupting mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral. If I recall correctly, the line was that the Roman Catholic Church had blood on their hands for *not* distributing condoms unlike some other churches.

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.

1 posted on 05/27/2020 4:23:07 PM PDT by Salman
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Who?


2 posted on 05/27/2020 4:24:13 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Voltaire: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool".)
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Hope he packed his asbestos suit.


3 posted on 05/27/2020 4:24:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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“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.


4 posted on 05/27/2020 4:27:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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Had someone "concern" me a couple of months ago about churches being attacked because they were "politicizing" something or other. This was a totally new thing. It had never been an issue before! He was so very very concerned.

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.

5 posted on 05/27/2020 4:31:40 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Leave it to me to be holdin' the matches when the fire truck shows up & there's nobody else to blame)
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Calling Dr. FAUCI - Calling Dr. BIRX...


6 posted on 05/27/2020 4:32:59 PM PDT by Sioux-san ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...")
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It they hadn’t been taking a blood gorged crank up the ass so much many lives would have been saved.


7 posted on 05/27/2020 4:33:13 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Be kind to each other, unless the other guy is a dumbass.)
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To: Salman

Add him to my list of favorite leftists.


8 posted on 05/27/2020 4:34:13 PM PDT by daler
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Much misery would have been avoided had health officials isolated the primary vector at the beginning.


9 posted on 05/27/2020 4:35:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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That’s leftism. Choose an unhealthy lifestyle and rage against society for not fixing all the bad consequences of your choices.


10 posted on 05/27/2020 4:36:53 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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>>“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 men’s deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government,” said Elton John in a statement.

How queer.

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.


11 posted on 05/27/2020 4:37:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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His anger was needed at a time when gay men’s 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?


12 posted on 05/27/2020 4:39:18 PM PDT by Bommer (I'm a MAGA-Deplorian! It is the way! It is the only way!)
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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”


13 posted on 05/27/2020 4:40:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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There actually was an order in NYC to close the “bath houses”, but guess who got that rescinded.


14 posted on 05/27/2020 4:42:11 PM PDT by Salman
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To: a fool in paradise
Elton John - "Pink Pussy Cat Boutique" - Radio Spot
15 posted on 05/27/2020 4:42:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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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.


16 posted on 05/27/2020 4:44:08 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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>> 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


17 posted on 05/27/2020 4:45:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: GreyHoundSailor

Isaac Asimov was a victim of tainted blood.


18 posted on 05/27/2020 4:45:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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So was a good friend of mine in high school - he had hemophilia.


19 posted on 05/27/2020 4:53:24 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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I wonder how many innocent young men this biological terrorist infected with HIV/AIDS, killing them at a young age.


20 posted on 05/27/2020 4:55:05 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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