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Interviews and Articles
FRONTLINE: Interview with Larry Kramer: An iconoclastic gay rights advocate, author and playwright, Larry Kramer began sounding alarm bells soon after he read a July 1981 New York Times article about strange new cancers among gay men. Kramer hosted a series of informal gatherings to raise money and awareness. In 1982, those gatherings became Gay Men's Health Crisis, the country's first AIDS organization. In 1987, Kramer shifted his focus to finding a treatment; he co-founded the grassroots organization AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), which became infamous for its protests outside the New York Stock Exchange, the Food and Drug Administration and elsewhere to force accelerated approval of AIDS drugs.
FRONTLINE: Interview with Cleve Jones: From the highs of the 1970s gay revolution to the lows of the mid-1980s when many of his friends were dying from a mysterious disease; from being near death himself to being granted a reprieve with the invention of the triple cocktail; Cleve Jones has experienced the emotional roller coaster of life as an HIV-positive individual.He was responsible for one of the most emotionally poignant symbols of the fight against AIDS: the AIDS Quilt.
FRONTLINE: Interview with Martin Delaney: Martin Delaney formed "Project Inform" in 1985 to share information and accelerate advances in treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.