Monday, September 03, 2007

Kramer, the video

Legendary gay activist and acclaimed author Larry Kramer talked about presidential politics, marriage, gay history, national LGBT organizations and more in an appearance at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention in San Diego this past weekend.

Larry didn't disappoint the crowd. He was typically pessimistic, caustic and reflective. He had the demeanor of a worn-out general who's lost the energy to guide the front line into battle.

His most challenging question of the afternoon: Will there ever be more Larry Kramers?

Today, perhaps more than ever before, Larry's gloomy message of failure, shortcomings and second-class citizenry offers a raw challenge to the sense of acceptance, freedom and security that many gay people feel today.

So, is Larry a killjoy who has outlived his time or the movement's most forthright judge? Watch the video and decide for yourself.

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