Larry Kramer employed his inimitable charm at last night’s celebration of ACT UP. Speaking to a packed crowed, Kramer insisted that the fight for gay rights is far from over.
I wish I could make all gay people everywhere accept this one fact I know to be an undisputed truth. We are hated. Haven’t enough of us died for all of us to believe this?
No one is looking out for us anymore the way ACT UP looked out for us once upon a time.
ACT UP is not saving us now. This is not meant as finger-pointing or blame. It just is. No one goes to meetings and our chapters all over the globe have almost disappeared. And we must recognize this, I beg of you.
I don’t want to start another organization. And yet I know we must start another organization. Or at the very least administer major shock therapy to this one.
As part of this revival, Kramer has asked concerned homos to gather in Times Square tomorrow at noon to protest Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. While there’s no telling how many sissies with show their beautiful, outraged faces, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey’s pledged his support. That’s what he tells New York, at least.