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Act Up! Larry Kramer Speech


Tom Lang said...


I was fortunate enough to hear Larry Kramer's speech a few days ago. He is calling for all LGBT to immediately begin to "engage" in civil disobedience regarding all of our important issues. That is what I have gotten out of this NYC protest.

What got him and ACT UP fired up about was not Dont Ask Dont Tell but the fact that "homosexuals" were called "immoral." His reaction in the speech was that he cannot believe that LGBT organizations reacted with a "few press releases" and that was that. He is calling for the end of
press events as the way to protest what this country is doing to us and to bring back civil disobedience on a large scale.

Whether it is trans rights, safe schools, HIV funding, marriage equality, hate crime bills, equal workplace protection...anyone, any government official, any organization that would oppose these efforts does it because they hate/fear/or believe it is their right to oppress LGBT. All of these issues are ALL of our issues and the LGBT community needs to unify immediately or we are DEAD.

Mark D. Snyder said...

Okay - sounds good.

Jason Lydon said...

I'm down to be part of something on the 29th... anyone already doing organizing around this?

Mark D. Snyder said...

die in at local pharma companyt hat has been frauding aids patient - serono - what do you think?