Secretary Hillary Clinton praises AIDS activist who died today

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Tom Hanks is also a fan

he just wrote

"Larry Kramer taught all of us the no-nonsense responsibility of being Human. Rest in Power, indeed"
 

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In your grief, I hate to upset you, but the linked article did not mention Mrs. Clinton, at all. I went to ABC News and found their comments page and it did not quote her either, though it did quote Chelsea. I guess Mrs. Clinton's comment did not rate mention by ABC News. If it upsets you, you should contact them. Though not really familiar with the man, I am sorry for your loss.
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
NEW YORK -- Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:

“At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ people, Larry Kramer was fearless, uncompromising, relentless and loud —characteristics that ruffled feathers but that forced a response to a public health crisis. He was `one of the men who fought the war' — the epitome, in the midst of a different plague, of New York Tough. He demanded action, and countless people are alive today because of his work, and the work of so many others who refused to accept indifference.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement.


———

"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. He was FEARLESS. He stirred the pot, called out the powerful and, much to the chagrin of some people, he was almost always right. We’re mourning a great New Yorker today.” — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer could best be described as a force of nature, like a hurricane. If you were in his way, you didn’t want to be in his path. He was a force to be reckoned with, not only in his founding of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and later ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), but in his unwavering willingness to speak truth to power.” — Dr. Jack Drescher, a New York City psychiatrist who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS, in a statement.

———

“Larry Kramer was like an Old Testament prophet — angry and righteous. He could be a foul-weather friend, who helped even enemies when they had health problems. He could be scathing and antagonistic or wonderfully compassionate." — Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement.

———

“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: a tragedy that made the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP movements so vital. He never stopped shouting about the injustices against us. His voice was the loudest and the most effective.” — Elton John, via Instagram.

———

“He was ferocious and tireless in his beliefs. A true hero that so many people owe their lives to today. I was honored to spend time in his orbit.” — Julia Roberts, co-star of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” in a statement.

———

“Rest in Power, King!” — Mark Ruffalo, co-star with Julia Roberts of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Don’t know a soul who saw or read `The Normal Heart' and came away unmoved, unchanged. What an extraordinary writer, what a life. Thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer valued every gay life at a time when so many gay men had been rendered incapable of valuing our own lives. He ordered us to love ourselves and each other and to fight for our lives. He was a hero.” — Author and activist Dan Savage, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer’s death hits our community hard. He was a fighter who never stood down from what he believed was right, and he contributed so much to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He will be missed by so many.” — GLAAD, via Twitter.

———

“I was one of the many frightened kids that joined ACT UP hoping to push back death. He called us his kids, and, for me, he became a mentor and father figure. We forget that ACT UP was born six years into the crisis. Six lost years, as the country and its president ignored a new virus that was slaughtering a community they despised. Larry told us to fight back." — Prominent, longtime HIV/AIDS activist in New York City Peter Staley, in a statement.

———

“Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer. Your rage helped inspire a movement. We will keep honoring your name and spirit with action.” — ACT UP NY, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer changed me in the same way he changed the world, with love, compassion and an indomitable spirit. He taught me the meaning of the word resist and how one person can change the world. I will keep fighting Larry, just like you taught us. SILENCE=DEATH” — Ellen Barkin, who co-starred in the 2011 Broadway production of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Today we lost a titan, a warrior, an unflinching iconoclast. — Actor Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.

———

“Sad to hear of Larry Kramer’s passing. We shared the stage in Lance Black’s play, `8' which highlighted our fight for marriage equality. He was a fierce advocate for gay rights. He and his passionate voice will be missed.” — Rob Reiner, via Twitter.

———

“I met Larry Kramer when I was 18 or 19 & did a reading of his play The Destiny of Me. Getting to converse with him & soak up some of his incredible energy was galvanizing, & was one of the main reasons I then chose to live my life as a publicly out actor at a time when few did.” — Anthony Rapp, via Twitter.

———

“Reading 'The Normal Heart' as a kid changed my life and I was completely overwhelmed when I first met its author during its 2011 Broadway run. Devastated to learn of Larry Kramer’s passing and holding all his loved ones in my heart. Rest in power.” — Chelsea Clinton, via Twitter.

———

“God Bless You, Larry Kramer. Everyone in the LGBTQ community owes you a debt of gratitude.” — Andy Cohen, via Twitter.

———

“Rest in power to an icon and true fighter until the very end. We thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Janet Mock, via Twitter.

———

"Larry Kramer was an American original who got loud, acted up, and saved many LGBTQ lives. His unrelenting efforts won’t be forgotten and should be held up as an example of a timeless truth: `the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.'” — Tim Cook, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer. I don't have the words to properly express my gratitude, admiration, and love for you. Your writing was bold, courageous, and urgent. It educated, stirred people to action, and saved lives. A towering intellect and an amazing wit. My time with you is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Rest in Peace my friend.” — Matt Bomer, who co-starred in the 2014 TV adaptation of “The Normal Heart, via Instagram.

———

“When so much of the world refused to see any value in our beating hearts, Larry Kramer’s rage helped lift us out of invisibility. It was an honor to know him. Today, our movement has lost one of its greatest fighters. Tonight, shout it so he can hear it: #ActUpFightBackEndAIDS” — Writer Dustin Lance Black, via Twitter.

———

“He was a warrior when there was nothing but fear. We all owe him a debt.” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter.
 

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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
I should care, why?
she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
 

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she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
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Why should I care what she says?
 
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In your grief, I hate to upset you, but the linked article did not mention Mrs. Clinton, at all. I went to ABC News and found their comments page and it did not quote her either, though it did quote Chelsea. I guess Mrs. Clinton's comment did not rate mention by ABC News. If it upsets you, you should contact them. Though not really familiar with the man, I am sorry for your loss.
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
NEW YORK -- Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:

“At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ people, Larry Kramer was fearless, uncompromising, relentless and loud —characteristics that ruffled feathers but that forced a response to a public health crisis. He was `one of the men who fought the war' — the epitome, in the midst of a different plague, of New York Tough. He demanded action, and countless people are alive today because of his work, and the work of so many others who refused to accept indifference.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement.


———

"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. He was FEARLESS. He stirred the pot, called out the powerful and, much to the chagrin of some people, he was almost always right. We’re mourning a great New Yorker today.” — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer could best be described as a force of nature, like a hurricane. If you were in his way, you didn’t want to be in his path. He was a force to be reckoned with, not only in his founding of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and later ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), but in his unwavering willingness to speak truth to power.” — Dr. Jack Drescher, a New York City psychiatrist who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS, in a statement.

———

“Larry Kramer was like an Old Testament prophet — angry and righteous. He could be a foul-weather friend, who helped even enemies when they had health problems. He could be scathing and antagonistic or wonderfully compassionate." — Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement.

———

“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: a tragedy that made the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP movements so vital. He never stopped shouting about the injustices against us. His voice was the loudest and the most effective.” — Elton John, via Instagram.

———

“He was ferocious and tireless in his beliefs. A true hero that so many people owe their lives to today. I was honored to spend time in his orbit.” — Julia Roberts, co-star of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” in a statement.

———

“Rest in Power, King!” — Mark Ruffalo, co-star with Julia Roberts of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Don’t know a soul who saw or read `The Normal Heart' and came away unmoved, unchanged. What an extraordinary writer, what a life. Thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer valued every gay life at a time when so many gay men had been rendered incapable of valuing our own lives. He ordered us to love ourselves and each other and to fight for our lives. He was a hero.” — Author and activist Dan Savage, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer’s death hits our community hard. He was a fighter who never stood down from what he believed was right, and he contributed so much to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He will be missed by so many.” — GLAAD, via Twitter.

———

“I was one of the many frightened kids that joined ACT UP hoping to push back death. He called us his kids, and, for me, he became a mentor and father figure. We forget that ACT UP was born six years into the crisis. Six lost years, as the country and its president ignored a new virus that was slaughtering a community they despised. Larry told us to fight back." — Prominent, longtime HIV/AIDS activist in New York City Peter Staley, in a statement.

———

“Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer. Your rage helped inspire a movement. We will keep honoring your name and spirit with action.” — ACT UP NY, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer changed me in the same way he changed the world, with love, compassion and an indomitable spirit. He taught me the meaning of the word resist and how one person can change the world. I will keep fighting Larry, just like you taught us. SILENCE=DEATH” — Ellen Barkin, who co-starred in the 2011 Broadway production of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Today we lost a titan, a warrior, an unflinching iconoclast. — Actor Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.

———

“Sad to hear of Larry Kramer’s passing. We shared the stage in Lance Black’s play, `8' which highlighted our fight for marriage equality. He was a fierce advocate for gay rights. He and his passionate voice will be missed.” — Rob Reiner, via Twitter.

———

“I met Larry Kramer when I was 18 or 19 & did a reading of his play The Destiny of Me. Getting to converse with him & soak up some of his incredible energy was galvanizing, & was one of the main reasons I then chose to live my life as a publicly out actor at a time when few did.” — Anthony Rapp, via Twitter.

———

“Reading 'The Normal Heart' as a kid changed my life and I was completely overwhelmed when I first met its author during its 2011 Broadway run. Devastated to learn of Larry Kramer’s passing and holding all his loved ones in my heart. Rest in power.” — Chelsea Clinton, via Twitter.

———

“God Bless You, Larry Kramer. Everyone in the LGBTQ community owes you a debt of gratitude.” — Andy Cohen, via Twitter.

———

“Rest in power to an icon and true fighter until the very end. We thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Janet Mock, via Twitter.

———

"Larry Kramer was an American original who got loud, acted up, and saved many LGBTQ lives. His unrelenting efforts won’t be forgotten and should be held up as an example of a timeless truth: `the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.'” — Tim Cook, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer. I don't have the words to properly express my gratitude, admiration, and love for you. Your writing was bold, courageous, and urgent. It educated, stirred people to action, and saved lives. A towering intellect and an amazing wit. My time with you is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Rest in Peace my friend.” — Matt Bomer, who co-starred in the 2014 TV adaptation of “The Normal Heart, via Instagram.

———

“When so much of the world refused to see any value in our beating hearts, Larry Kramer’s rage helped lift us out of invisibility. It was an honor to know him. Today, our movement has lost one of its greatest fighters. Tonight, shout it so he can hear it: #ActUpFightBackEndAIDS” — Writer Dustin Lance Black, via Twitter.

———

“He was a warrior when there was nothing but fear. We all owe him a debt.” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter.
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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
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she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
Doesn't matter. She is a known pathological liar, and the most corrupt of politicians in 50 years.
Why should I care what she says?
because you might have AI...never mind
 

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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
I should care, why?
she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
Doesn't matter. She is a known pathological liar, and the most corrupt of politicians in 50 years.
Why should I care what she says?
because you might have AI...never mind
Because I look at the facts? Oh nvm. You people don't care about facts.
 

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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
I should care, why?
she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
Doesn't matter. She is a known pathological liar, and the most corrupt of politicians in 50 years.
Why should I care what she says?
No, tramp is the pathological liar and the most corrupt, he has her beat by miles in those 2 things.
 
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“the grand old man and central figure in the decade-long history of AIDS advocacy in this country,” Kramer has been Oscar-nominated...he would have won too if it wasnt rigged, my friends
 

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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
I should care, why?
she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
She won in the high Wuhan virus districts. What’s that say about the judgment of her voters?
 

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Homo males are currently 300 to 500 times more likely to transmit HIV than hetero males. That’s a health crisis within a behavioral community.
The disparity is even greater compared to homo women.
Any mention of that by homo/HIV activists?
 
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Homo males are currently 300 to 500 times more likely to transmit HIV than hetero males. That’s a health crisis within a behavioral community.
The disparity is even greater compared to homo women.
Any mention of that by homo/HIV activists?
no
 

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The worst politician in recent US history said something....
I should care, why?
she kicked Trump's ass in the popular vote

what does that say about your boy Trump
Doesn't matter. She is a known pathological liar, and the most corrupt of politicians in 50 years.
Why should I care what she says?
No, tramp is the pathological liar and the most corrupt, he has her beat by miles in those 2 things.
Not even close. You guys even have to make up lies. Jessie Smollett and Bret Kavanough, and the Covington Kids.

You guys lie in making up lies that Trump has said. And I trace all that utter intellectual dishonesty that all of you have shown, back to Hillary who was utterly dishonest and corrupt to her very core.

The fact you guys can't even respond to some of the lying and corruption, is proof of that.

Again..... Hillary Clinton in her statements to the FBI said.... that she did not know how to tell the difference between classified and unclassified information.

Do you believe her?

Hillary Clinton has been in the highest levels of government since 1992. She made that statement in 2013. She's been in the highest levels of the government for TWENTY YEARS.

That leaves only one of two possibilities:

She is the most incompetent, brainless buffoon that has ever existed in the history of this country, all the way back to 1776.....

Or she is a corrupt, dishonest, immoral, pathological liar, that goes beyond Nixon or any other corrupt politicians in the last 50 years.

Either one disqualifies her from any high office. Now I have yet to have anyone on the left, or right-wing, claim that she was a forest gump level idiotic fool.

That leaves only pathological lying corrupt bastard.

And you know it. You KNOW it.
You may never admit it, but you know it.
 

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Homo males are currently 300 to 500 times more likely to transmit HIV than hetero males. That’s a health crisis within a behavioral community.
The disparity is even greater compared to homo women.
Any mention of that by homo/HIV activists?
no
Why not? Because they’re dishonest hypocrites perhaps?
 

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In your grief, I hate to upset you, but the linked article did not mention Mrs. Clinton, at all. I went to ABC News and found their comments page and it did not quote her either, though it did quote Chelsea. I guess Mrs. Clinton's comment did not rate mention by ABC News. If it upsets you, you should contact them. Though not really familiar with the man, I am sorry for your loss.
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
NEW YORK -- Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:

“At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ people, Larry Kramer was fearless, uncompromising, relentless and loud —characteristics that ruffled feathers but that forced a response to a public health crisis. He was `one of the men who fought the war' — the epitome, in the midst of a different plague, of New York Tough. He demanded action, and countless people are alive today because of his work, and the work of so many others who refused to accept indifference.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement.


———

"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. He was FEARLESS. He stirred the pot, called out the powerful and, much to the chagrin of some people, he was almost always right. We’re mourning a great New Yorker today.” — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer could best be described as a force of nature, like a hurricane. If you were in his way, you didn’t want to be in his path. He was a force to be reckoned with, not only in his founding of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and later ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), but in his unwavering willingness to speak truth to power.” — Dr. Jack Drescher, a New York City psychiatrist who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS, in a statement.

———

“Larry Kramer was like an Old Testament prophet — angry and righteous. He could be a foul-weather friend, who helped even enemies when they had health problems. He could be scathing and antagonistic or wonderfully compassionate." — Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement.

———

“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: a tragedy that made the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP movements so vital. He never stopped shouting about the injustices against us. His voice was the loudest and the most effective.” — Elton John, via Instagram.

———

“He was ferocious and tireless in his beliefs. A true hero that so many people owe their lives to today. I was honored to spend time in his orbit.” — Julia Roberts, co-star of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” in a statement.

———

“Rest in Power, King!” — Mark Ruffalo, co-star with Julia Roberts of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Don’t know a soul who saw or read `The Normal Heart' and came away unmoved, unchanged. What an extraordinary writer, what a life. Thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer valued every gay life at a time when so many gay men had been rendered incapable of valuing our own lives. He ordered us to love ourselves and each other and to fight for our lives. He was a hero.” — Author and activist Dan Savage, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer’s death hits our community hard. He was a fighter who never stood down from what he believed was right, and he contributed so much to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He will be missed by so many.” — GLAAD, via Twitter.

———

“I was one of the many frightened kids that joined ACT UP hoping to push back death. He called us his kids, and, for me, he became a mentor and father figure. We forget that ACT UP was born six years into the crisis. Six lost years, as the country and its president ignored a new virus that was slaughtering a community they despised. Larry told us to fight back." — Prominent, longtime HIV/AIDS activist in New York City Peter Staley, in a statement.

———

“Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer. Your rage helped inspire a movement. We will keep honoring your name and spirit with action.” — ACT UP NY, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer changed me in the same way he changed the world, with love, compassion and an indomitable spirit. He taught me the meaning of the word resist and how one person can change the world. I will keep fighting Larry, just like you taught us. SILENCE=DEATH” — Ellen Barkin, who co-starred in the 2011 Broadway production of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

———

“Today we lost a titan, a warrior, an unflinching iconoclast. — Actor Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.

———

“Sad to hear of Larry Kramer’s passing. We shared the stage in Lance Black’s play, `8' which highlighted our fight for marriage equality. He was a fierce advocate for gay rights. He and his passionate voice will be missed.” — Rob Reiner, via Twitter.

———

“I met Larry Kramer when I was 18 or 19 & did a reading of his play The Destiny of Me. Getting to converse with him & soak up some of his incredible energy was galvanizing, & was one of the main reasons I then chose to live my life as a publicly out actor at a time when few did.” — Anthony Rapp, via Twitter.

———

“Reading 'The Normal Heart' as a kid changed my life and I was completely overwhelmed when I first met its author during its 2011 Broadway run. Devastated to learn of Larry Kramer’s passing and holding all his loved ones in my heart. Rest in power.” — Chelsea Clinton, via Twitter.

———

“God Bless You, Larry Kramer. Everyone in the LGBTQ community owes you a debt of gratitude.” — Andy Cohen, via Twitter.

———

“Rest in power to an icon and true fighter until the very end. We thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Janet Mock, via Twitter.

———

"Larry Kramer was an American original who got loud, acted up, and saved many LGBTQ lives. His unrelenting efforts won’t be forgotten and should be held up as an example of a timeless truth: `the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.'” — Tim Cook, via Twitter.

———

“Larry Kramer. I don't have the words to properly express my gratitude, admiration, and love for you. Your writing was bold, courageous, and urgent. It educated, stirred people to action, and saved lives. A towering intellect and an amazing wit. My time with you is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Rest in Peace my friend.” — Matt Bomer, who co-starred in the 2014 TV adaptation of “The Normal Heart, via Instagram.

———

“When so much of the world refused to see any value in our beating hearts, Larry Kramer’s rage helped lift us out of invisibility. It was an honor to know him. Today, our movement has lost one of its greatest fighters. Tonight, shout it so he can hear it: #ActUpFightBackEndAIDS” — Writer Dustin Lance Black, via Twitter.

———

“He was a warrior when there was nothing but fear. We all owe him a debt.” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter.
I demand people with AIDS and herpes be identified and all contacts traced
and same sex sexual relations cease until a vaccine or cure for their infectious diseases are found
I want AIDS immunity passports
 
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In your grief, I hate to upset you, but the linked article did not mention Mrs. Clinton, at all. I went to ABC News and found their comments page and it did not quote her either, though it did quote Chelsea. I guess Mrs. Clinton's comment did not rate mention by ABC News. If it upsets you, you should contact them. Though not really familiar with the man, I am sorry for your loss.
Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer
NEW YORK -- Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease:

“At a time when the federal government sat paralyzed in denial of a disease that was ravaging an entire generation of LGBTQ people, Larry Kramer was fearless, uncompromising, relentless and loud —characteristics that ruffled feathers but that forced a response to a public health crisis. He was `one of the men who fought the war' — the epitome, in the midst of a different plague, of New York Tough. He demanded action, and countless people are alive today because of his work, and the work of so many others who refused to accept indifference.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement.


———

"If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer. He was FEARLESS. He stirred the pot, called out the powerful and, much to the chagrin of some people, he was almost always right. We’re mourning a great New Yorker today.” — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, via Twitter.

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“Larry Kramer could best be described as a force of nature, like a hurricane. If you were in his way, you didn’t want to be in his path. He was a force to be reckoned with, not only in his founding of GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and later ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), but in his unwavering willingness to speak truth to power.” — Dr. Jack Drescher, a New York City psychiatrist who lost many friends and colleagues to AIDS, in a statement.

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“Larry Kramer was like an Old Testament prophet — angry and righteous. He could be a foul-weather friend, who helped even enemies when they had health problems. He could be scathing and antagonistic or wonderfully compassionate." — Author and fellow founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis Edmund White, in a statement.

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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: a tragedy that made the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP movements so vital. He never stopped shouting about the injustices against us. His voice was the loudest and the most effective.” — Elton John, via Instagram.

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“He was ferocious and tireless in his beliefs. A true hero that so many people owe their lives to today. I was honored to spend time in his orbit.” — Julia Roberts, co-star of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” in a statement.

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“Rest in Power, King!” — Mark Ruffalo, co-star with Julia Roberts of movie adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

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“Don’t know a soul who saw or read `The Normal Heart' and came away unmoved, unchanged. What an extraordinary writer, what a life. Thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, via Twitter.

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“Larry Kramer valued every gay life at a time when so many gay men had been rendered incapable of valuing our own lives. He ordered us to love ourselves and each other and to fight for our lives. He was a hero.” — Author and activist Dan Savage, via Twitter.

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“Larry Kramer’s death hits our community hard. He was a fighter who never stood down from what he believed was right, and he contributed so much to the fight against HIV/AIDS. He will be missed by so many.” — GLAAD, via Twitter.

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“I was one of the many frightened kids that joined ACT UP hoping to push back death. He called us his kids, and, for me, he became a mentor and father figure. We forget that ACT UP was born six years into the crisis. Six lost years, as the country and its president ignored a new virus that was slaughtering a community they despised. Larry told us to fight back." — Prominent, longtime HIV/AIDS activist in New York City Peter Staley, in a statement.

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“Rest in power to our fighter Larry Kramer. Your rage helped inspire a movement. We will keep honoring your name and spirit with action.” — ACT UP NY, via Twitter.

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“Larry Kramer changed me in the same way he changed the world, with love, compassion and an indomitable spirit. He taught me the meaning of the word resist and how one person can change the world. I will keep fighting Larry, just like you taught us. SILENCE=DEATH” — Ellen Barkin, who co-starred in the 2011 Broadway production of “The Normal Heart,” via Twitter.

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“Today we lost a titan, a warrior, an unflinching iconoclast. — Actor Zachary Quinto, via Instagram.

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“Sad to hear of Larry Kramer’s passing. We shared the stage in Lance Black’s play, `8' which highlighted our fight for marriage equality. He was a fierce advocate for gay rights. He and his passionate voice will be missed.” — Rob Reiner, via Twitter.

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“I met Larry Kramer when I was 18 or 19 & did a reading of his play The Destiny of Me. Getting to converse with him & soak up some of his incredible energy was galvanizing, & was one of the main reasons I then chose to live my life as a publicly out actor at a time when few did.” — Anthony Rapp, via Twitter.

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“Reading 'The Normal Heart' as a kid changed my life and I was completely overwhelmed when I first met its author during its 2011 Broadway run. Devastated to learn of Larry Kramer’s passing and holding all his loved ones in my heart. Rest in power.” — Chelsea Clinton, via Twitter.

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“God Bless You, Larry Kramer. Everyone in the LGBTQ community owes you a debt of gratitude.” — Andy Cohen, via Twitter.

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“Rest in power to an icon and true fighter until the very end. We thank you, Larry Kramer.” — Janet Mock, via Twitter.

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"Larry Kramer was an American original who got loud, acted up, and saved many LGBTQ lives. His unrelenting efforts won’t be forgotten and should be held up as an example of a timeless truth: `the one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.'” — Tim Cook, via Twitter.

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“Larry Kramer. I don't have the words to properly express my gratitude, admiration, and love for you. Your writing was bold, courageous, and urgent. It educated, stirred people to action, and saved lives. A towering intellect and an amazing wit. My time with you is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Rest in Peace my friend.” — Matt Bomer, who co-starred in the 2014 TV adaptation of “The Normal Heart, via Instagram.

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“When so much of the world refused to see any value in our beating hearts, Larry Kramer’s rage helped lift us out of invisibility. It was an honor to know him. Today, our movement has lost one of its greatest fighters. Tonight, shout it so he can hear it: #ActUpFightBackEndAIDS” — Writer Dustin Lance Black, via Twitter.

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“He was a warrior when there was nothing but fear. We all owe him a debt.” — Jamie Lee Curtis, via Twitter.
I demand people with AIDS and herpes be identified and all contacts traced
and same sex sexual relations cease until a vaccine or cure for their infectious diseases are found
I want AIDS immunity passports
that's fair...that's fair
 

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