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Shopping for Socks at the Mall with Larry Kramer

By |2020-06-20T08:08:59-04:00June 20th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|

(This is a work of fan fiction, and Mr. Kramer loved it. See postscript below.) The mall was abuzz, with people darting in and out of stores, wrangling their kids and chatting on cell phones. I preferred it that way, because it kept Larry in a fairly calm state of quiet attention, ever vigilant as [...]

Larry Kramer Gives Us One More Chance to Wake the F*ck Up

By |2019-07-02T14:49:30-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|

A die-in on 5th Avenue during 2019 Pride Weekend in New York City. (photo: Leandro Justin) Our friend Larry Kramer, the godfather of the AIDS activism movement, hasn’t lost his edge. That should surprise no one. In his speech at the Queer Liberation March on Sunday, however, Larry was nearly wistful, reminiscing on [...]

The True Love Story Behind Larry Kramer’s Novel ‘Faggots’

By |2020-05-27T14:24:48-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Book Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News|

Larry Kramer, Kelsey Louie of GMHC, Mark S. King, and Larry's husband, David Webster. (Photo: Nathan Perkel) The new POZ Magazine feature article, “Finding Larry Kramer,” tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the iconic activist found his way back to GMHC nearly thirty years after the organization kicked him out for being such a pain [...]

GMHC Founder Larry Mass on the ‘Unwritten Chapter’ of AIDS History

By |2020-08-24T11:52:35-04:00August 24th, 2020|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|

Dr. Larry Mass (Adam Fredericks/GMHC) There are few nights more consequential in the history of gay men than the evening a group of gay men gathered at the home of Larry Kramer more than 35 years ago and began the business of creating the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (now known simply as GMHC). [...]

Larry Bryant at DC Reunion Project: We Must Reinvigorate AIDS Fight

By |2019-06-25T07:49:08-04:00June 25th, 2019|Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|

Larry Bryant, Jr., at the Reunion Project in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2019 For many years, I have viewed activist Larry Bryant, Jr. as one of the most highly regarded voices of conscience in the HIV/AIDS movement, and among Black men in particular. At the recent Reunion Project event in Washington, DC, [...]

Mark Addison Smith Creates Art from Eavesdropping

By |2020-09-01T13:37:32-04:00September 1st, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Trump|

New York City artist Mark Addison Smith respects your privacy, he really does. He just can’t help himself. If he overhears you say something fascinating, he might need to turn your words into art. Every single day since November of 2008, because of a promise Mark made to himself to be diligently committed to this [...]

When Facing the COVID-19 Rampage, Blame the Fire Island Gays

By |2020-07-08T21:51:42-04:00July 7th, 2020|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|

The judgment of the social media gods, decreed Monday morning, was withering and furious: the buff gay men on the Fire Island beach over the holiday weekend were nothing less than suicide bombers. Virtuous gays everywhere watched the video posts of these gurls gone wild and gagged on their signature Hamilton cocktails. Long-term HIV survivors [...]

HIV Speaker and Facilitator Mark S. King

By |2020-08-22T10:05:01-04:00July 2nd, 2019|

Moderating The Normal Heart screening with activists Sean Strub, Peter Staley, and Larry Kramer It is always my pleasure to be invited by community organizations, universities, public health agencies, and international advocacy groups for events that range from intimate workshops to conference plenaries.My speaking engagements typically focus on one or more of these topic [...]

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