Larry Kramer Weds Partner David Webster In Hospital ICU

kramerWriter and relentless activist for AIDS awareness and LGBT rights Larry Kramer, 78, has made it legal with longtime partner, architect David Webster, 67, reports New York Times‘ Patrick Healy. The couple exchanged Cartier rings in a ceremony before two dozen friends and family members in the intensive care unit of NYU’s Langone Medical Center, where the award-winning playwright of The Normal Heart is recovering from surgery due to bowel obstruction.

The two men had planned to be married on the terrace of their Greenwich Village apartment, but with Kramer’s recent health problem, they turned those plans into a hospital bedside party.

Webster told the Times that Kramer was unable to attend the reception, “but we’ll have a party once he’s out of the hospital.”

As the Times noted, Kramer had been a long-time critic of state laws permitting gay marriage as long as the federal Defense of Marriage Act was in place. However, after the Supreme Court struck down DOMA last month, Kramer decided it was time to marry his partner of nearly 20 years.

Photo: NYT/David Webster

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  • hyhybt

    First: congratulations! I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a “just in time” wedding, but that you have many years left together.

    Second: “Kramer has been a long-time critic of state laws permitting gay marriage as long as the federal Defense of Marriage Act was in place.”—Strange, since without those state laws, nobody would have been in a position to challenge DOMA and get rid of it.

    Third: an ICU that will let in two dozen visitors at once?

  • Scribe38

    Bless you guys! Many years to come.

  • niles

    This is what it is all about: taking care of your beloved in sickness and in health.

  • Jay

    Good on you, Larry, whom I have liked since “Faggots.” Oh, and “Women in Love” before that.

  • seggerman

    David Webster was the real life Dinky Adams – who says fairy tales don’t come true?

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  • fredhotman

    Larry Kramer wishing you good health. I still read “Faggots” and convulse in laughter
    & enjoy your other books. I trust you to recover and live with your spouse happily ever after. Refuah..

  • John

    I did not need to hear about his ” bowel obstruction”. It’s just “loose” journalism.

  • Stache1

    @John: Dumb

  • 1EqualityUSA

    all his problems are behind him…

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