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Kramer, Larry

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Dramatist

1935 – Born on the 25th of June in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1953 – He enrolled in Yale where, he tried to kill himself by overdosing on aspirin.

1957 – He received his B.A. in English. After graduation he became assistant to first the President of Columbia Pictures, and later to the President of United Artists.

1983 – Kramer had co-founded the GMHC but had resigned from its board of directors in 1983.

1987 – He founded ACT UP, the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power. the international AIDS advocacy and protest organization.

1991 – Kramer and his partner, architect David Webster.

2001 – At the age 66, Kramer was on the brink of death from end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis B, a common infection for people with HIV.

2001 – He received the new liver on the 21st of December. As of 2007, the liver and Kramer are still working.

         – Arthur Kramer endowed Yale with $1 million to be spent over five years to finance the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The money would pay visiting professors and a proram coordinator for conferences, guest speakers and other events.