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03/14/2007

Kramer speaks, we should listen

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 8-34Legendary gay activist Larry Kramer gave a speech last night to mark the 20th anniversary of ACT UP. Andy has a full transcript of the speech over at TowleRoad, which we strongly recommend that everyone read in its entirety (just like you should also read The Tragedy of Today's Gays):

Activist Larry Kramer Calls for New "Gay Army" in Speech Marking ACT UP's 20th Anniversary [TowleRoad]

He's often criticized for being too angry. Unfortunately, we fear our generation will someday be criticized for being far too complacent. It's time we find some middle ground and rise up to protest the bias and stigmatization that is still all-too-prevalent in this world.

Just this morning, this writer received an email from a reader who, due to the non-acceptance of his friends and family, is contemplating "ending it all." As long as such sad situations exists, we must never stop fighting!

For those in the NYC area, there will be protest of General Pace's comments tomorrow at noon at the Times Square recruiting station. We will be there with camera in tow; we hope to see your face.

**UPDATE: Audio and video of the speech

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