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Whatchamacallit 69: Larry Kramer – The Tragedy of Today’s Gays

The Tragedy of Today's Gays

I woke Thursday morning to the news that Larry Kramer died.

Thanks to other writers – namely Dan Savage, but others as well – I am well aware of Larry Kramer. But I only have one book by him, The Tragedy of Today’s Gays.

Which is, in many respects, a shame: Larry Kramer is one of the most important figures of the late 20th century, an incredibly important voice during the early years of the HIV/AIDS era.

However, I do not see the point of re-writing his obituary: The New York Times, among many others, offer a sympathetic review of his life and everything that he did to change the world for the better.

Society has lost one of the greats.

May he rest in peace.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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