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The Day Larry Kramer Kissed Me

“After reading the Crucible and realising what a cunt I’d made of myself I desperately needed something to redeem my confidence. I wanted the perfect role. A solid, deep 3 minutes that showcased my range and my cast-ability for the upcoming seasons. An engaging speech that showcased my face, voice […]

The Normal Heart – HBO

“San Francisco, LA, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Denver, Houston, Seattle, Dallas – all now report cases. It’s cropping up in Paris, London, Germany, Canada. But New York City, our home, the city you are pledged to protect, has over half of everything: half the one thousand cases, half the dead. […]

The American People

“Just because his research has not uncovered smoking cocks does not mean these loving friendships weren’t shooting themselves off all over the thirteen colonies and into the Louisiana Purchase soon to come”. Larry Kramer No, there was no right word for it that you wanted to use for it if […]

1,112 and Counting

Larry Kramer It’s been 30 years since the New York Native first published this essay by Larry Kramer.  If you’ve got time, take 10 minutes to read it, it’s an incredible bit of LGBT history. 1,112 and Counting If this article doesn’t scare the shit out of you, we’re in […]

A Personal Appeal

It’s difficult to write this without sounding alarmist or too emotional or just plain scared. If I had written this a month ago, I would have used the figure “40”.  If I had written this last week, I would have needed “80”. Today I must tell you that 120 gay […]

The Benefits of Milk

“The fact of his homosexuality gave Harvey an insight into the scars which all oppressed people wear…He believed that no sacrifice was too great a price to pay for the cause of human rights.” Shortly before he was assassinated on November 27, 1978, San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk stated […]

The Day Larry Kramer Kissed Me

“After reading the Crucible and realising what a cunt I’d made of myself I desperately needed something to redeem my confidence. I wanted the perfect role. A solid, deep 3 minutes that showcased my range and my cast-ability for the upcoming seasons. An engaging speech that showcased my face, voice […]