Pride. It’s not just something that happens every June.
After all, we wouldn’t be where we are today without those political pioneers who were proud and out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender when it wasn’t nearly as easy as it is today. And we certainly wouldn’t have made such strides in AIDS and HIV research without those willing to give the disease a face, voice, and most of all, humanity.
One such person is author, activist and playwright, Larry Kramer, co-founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power).
For many, he’s best known as the writer of the play, “The Normal Heart,” which was recently made into an HBO film and available to stream on HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming services.
Monday, HBO gets back into the Larry Kramer biz, presenting an official selection from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Larry Kramer in Love & Anger. This moving, in-depth documentary brings together archival footage and present day images, as well as intimate, candid interviews with Kramer in his hospital room with partner David Webster.
Larry Kramer is one of the brave, outspoken people who dared to stand up for gay rights when it wasn’t just uncool, it was dangerous.
And for all he did back in the 1980s and ever since, we owe him a lot.
Larry Kramer in Love & Anger
Premieres Monday, June 29