A Speech By Larry Kramer - THE TRAGEDY OF TODAY'S GAYS
(A speech made at Cooper Union, New York on Sunday, November 7, 2004, presented by HIV Forum in conjunction with NYU's Office of LGBT Student Services, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Callen-Lorde, and the Gill Foundation.
Larry Kramer is a writer and AIDS activist.
In 1981, with five friends, he founded Gay Men's Health Crisis, still the world's largest provider or services to those with AIDS. In 1987, he founded ACT UP, the AIDS advocacy and protest organization. In 1998, he founded Treatment Data Project (TDP), bringing in as partners IBM, Lotus, Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield, the Harvard AIDS institute, the American Association of Health Plans, and the New England Medical Center, to collect treatment data via the Internet from several hundred thousand people with HIV disease around the world.