Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart Wins 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Television Film
Yale GALA wholeheartedly congratulates Larry Kramer once again: The Normal Heart won the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Television Film, based on Larry's Tony Award-winning 1969 play of the same name.
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Produced for HBO by Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart is a fictional recounting of the first days of the AIDS crisis in NYC as well as how Larry and his friends organized to fight for recognition and access to healthcare.
Murphy thanked Chairman of 20th Century Fox Television Gary Newman YC '76 and said "We're going to use the rest of our time to ask young people watching to become Larry Kramers: to find a cause you believe in, that you will fight for, that you will die for. Go online. Look up amfAR. Look up the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This is for all of the hundreds of thousands of artists taht have passed from HIV/AIDS since 1981. Your memory and your passion burns on in us, and this is for them. Thank you."
We thank Larry for retelling his story and for his tireless activism because there is still much work to be done for everyone living with HIV/AIDS.