Larry Kramer, the award-winning playwright of “The Normal Heart” and longtime gay rights advocate, married his partner, David Webster, on Wednesday in the intensive care unit of NYU Langone Medical Center, where Mr. Kramer has been recovering from surgery for a bowel obstruction.
Mr. Kramer, 78, and Mr. Webster, an architect who is 67, dated in the 1970s and have been partners since the mid-1990s. Mr. Kramer based central characters in his 1978 novel “Faggots” on himself and Mr. Webster.
This thread was here first, and thus is the actual and real thread about this topic.
Bowel obstruction indeed.
[quote]Mr. Kramer has been recovering from surgery for a bowel obstruction.
Leaked x ray now on line !
[quote]Aren't we going to talk about what a bowel obstruction is? You know what we are all thinking. You KNOW it.
Ryan Murphy's nose?
Mr. Webster is clearly positioning himself to inherit bigtime; but even so some things even money cannot buy. Faced with the choice between inheriting his millions and living free from Larry's snarlings and shriekings, I'd happily choose living Larry-free.
Yeah, the only reason hubby married him is so he doesn't have to wait long for the inheritance. Smart man!!!!
Do you suppose Larry wore white with orange blossoms and seed pearls?
Did they have a cash bar at the reception?
It was a pot luck luncheon, as it should be.
[quote]Mr. Webster is clearly positioning himself to inherit bigtime
What bigtime? Where would Larry Kramer get millions?
Barbra is deeply, deeply hurt by Larry's hateful words towards her and her son. She has cried a river of tears over his betrayal.
You old queens are pretty bitter.
He's done more for the LGBTQ community than you sad specimens. Not to mention his activism for people with HIV/AIDS.
And you sad, old queens have done WHAT, exactly?
I have read this thread and been appropriately moved, unlike Kramer's bowel obstruction.
Now we know why he's been so cranky for the last 30 years.
I'm sending over some Jolly Ranchers and gourmet salsa.
Larry has millions because his brother is a big Wall Street guy who invested Larry's money from "Women in Love" very, very wisely.
r22: Hi, Larry!
Would Activia have prevented this?
Aw, that article made me tear up a little. I hope the crazy old coot is okay.
[quote]He's done more for the LGBTQ community than you sad specimens. And you sad, old queens have done WHAT, exactly?
NOT get AIDS or pass it on, how about THAT?
I particularly like the festive green bilge in his nasogastric tube.
This will not end well.
Larry's brother, who is the name partner of a major law firm (Kramer Levin), invested his money and made him rich.
Of course, Larry spent his entire life trashing his brother publicly. Talk about the ORIGINAL bitter old queen.
Tiny vials of Larry's obstruction are now available on Ebay. All contributions will go AIDS charities.
Get well, Larry.
He's always got a sour look on his face. Yes I know, AIDS is horrible, but Harvey Fierstein laughs and smiles. Kramer is miserable and I think most people alienated him.
La Traviata made less melodrama out of her death than he has and was much quicker about it. This has gone on now for three full decades.
Yegods, not yet another post about this grumpy old man, who may not be with us much longer. Just let him go.
Didn't Joan Collins as Alexis do this years ago?
If they are smart they will release a pic of the bowel obstruction and end years of speculation about just how big the stick up Larry Kramer's ass is.
It's funny, because for some reason when I think of Larry Kramer, the first two words that come to my head are "bowel obstruction."
r36, are you saying Harvey Fierstein is poz? Never heard that one, seriously.
I really want Larry to finish his Gay History of America book. I know it will be nutty, but I want to read it.
Let's say a prayer for those nurses who have to tend to him in the hospital.
No R42, sorry if it came out that way. I meant that Fierstein has used his celebrity and talent for decades to keep awareness raised about AIDS and is one of the most vocal. No doubt he lost scores of friends and colleagues. Despite his activism, he is upbeat and humorous. A big difference from Kramer, who is so dour and aggressive.
Wonder if David's longtime fuckbuddy Brad in Indianapolis sent his warm wishes.
Someone Who Knows
Larry, I could have sucked-out that bowel impaction from your asshole for far less than your insurance co-payment. Next time look for me on Craigslist!
R47. Please! Larry's so old he predates Medicaire. Co-pays? He doesn't understand the concept.
R36 is an ignorant asshole. Harvey isn't positive. Lets have some respect.
Yes, I think we all know the wonderful contributions that Larry Kramer has made but he is also a professional asshole and martyr. And has not smiled since 1982. He sounds about as pleasant to be around as Arthur Laurents was. Every picture I have ever seen of those two look like they just bit into a sour pickle.