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Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS


NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.

Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer's "The Normal Heart" in 2011 were greeted by the playwright himself, deep in his 70s by then, handing out leaflets outside the Broadway theater demanding they do more to stop AIDS.

"Please know that AIDS is a worldwide plague. Please know there is no cure," the leaflets read.

That same year, Kramer found time to help the American Foundation for Equal Rights mount their play "8" on Broadway about the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California. "I don't belie...

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