We hung out last night with Larry Kramer (above), the legendary gay activist who founded ACT UP, and his partner David. Not only is Larry one of the best-known gay activists in the country, he's also an acclaimed writer who was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and wrote Faggots, a pivotal novel that turned a critical eye on gay life in pre-AIDS America.
Rex, who's known Larry for 20 years, convinced him to speak this weekend at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association national convention here in San Diego.Larry is a sweetheart. And his partner David (left), who is an architect, is charming and playful.
I named David an honorary Cajun cousin of mine. Turns out his mother had family in Louisiana, and David visited the family rice farm in Crowley, La., nearly every summer as a kid. What a small freakin' world! Crowley is just a few miles from my home town of Jennings.Fergal took the guys out for drinks earlier in the evening. I think the sly Irishman is gunning to become Larry's new poolboy.