LGBTQ Democrats on the Death of Larry Kramer


DELRAY BEACH, FL — Legendary author and LGBTQ activist Larry Kramer died this morning of pneumonia at the age of 84. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus released the following statement on his passing:

“The LGBTQ Community lost one of our fiercest activists and advocates, Larry Kramer. Larry will always be remembered for his battle to end HIV and AIDS, a fight he fought till his death.

“Larry Kramer founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) which was the first HIV/AIDS service organization. After leaving GMHC, he started Act Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), which can be credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands with an in-your-face strategy of activism. He was a man who loved and cared for his community like no other and his memory will live on forever.”

Nicholas Coppola, Regional Director of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus and Vice President of the Rusty Gordon LGBTQ Democratic Caucus of Palm Beach, is a former board member of Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

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