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Jun 26 2018
Happy 83rd, Larry Kramer! Comments (0)

IMG_2085Thank you to Mike Summers for the invite! (Image by Mike Summers)

The indomitable — to put it nicely — Larry Kramer had a great deal of influence IMG_2087 on a generation of gay men. For me, a person barely touched by the AIDS crisis on a one-on-one level, I was nonetheless in his thrall as I read the bitterly funny Faggots, which certainly informed Boy Culture.

So it was a thrill to share air with him again, this time on the occasion of a reading of his 1992 play The Destiny of Me by Eric Bogosian, Ellen Barkin, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace (on his night off from Angels in America), Mark Ruffalo and Edie Falco at the Lucille Lortel.

Scintillating play! So well-observed and such a classic story of growing up gay.

Screen Shot 2018-06-26 at 1.19.17 AMBogosian, Barkin, Glick, Ruffalo, Pace, Hamilton & Falco (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Beore the reading, Kramer received well wishes via messenger from Mayor Bill de Blasio. After, it was cake in the theater and at an after-party.

Eighty-three years old!