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April 18, 2014

Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer are featured in biggest look yet inside movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed play

HBO today released the first full trailer of its upcoming film The Normal Heart which shows stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer in dramatic and emotional scenes.

The film, which premieres on 25 May, is based on Larry Kramer's acclaimed play about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City.

Roberts, who plays a doctor in the film, says in the film: 'I;ve never seen or heard of anything like this - it seems to bw only happening to gay men.'

March 10, 2014

Actors will be portraying characters living in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS crisis during the early 1980s

Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer share a steamy kiss in a new trailer for The Normal Heart.

The actors will be starring in the HBO drama, to be directed by Ryan Murphy, about the AIDS crisis as it unfolded in New York City during the early 1980s.

The Normal Heart is based on the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer.

Julia Roberts is also starring as the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease

March 10, 2014

Actors will be portraying characters living in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS crisis during the early 1980s

Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer share a steamy kiss in a new trailer for The Normal Heart.

The actors will be starring in the HBO drama, to be directed by Ryan Murphy, about the AIDS crisis as it unfolded in New York City during the early 1980s.

The Normal Heart is based on the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer.

Julia Roberts is also starring as the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease

December 17, 2013

Actor plays closeted Wall Street executive in denial about having the disease

Taylor Kitsch had a lot to learn.

The 32-year-old actor is one of the stars of HBO's upcoming film The Normal Heart based on Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

'I mean, look: I was born in ’81. I had no idea about the whole AIDS epidemic,' the actor tellsVulture.

The Friday Night Lights star says it was all a bit of a stretch.

December 17, 2013

Actor plays closeted Wall Street executive in denial about having the disease

Taylor Kitsch had a lot to learn.

The 32-year-old actor is one of the stars of HBO's upcoming film The Normal Heart based on Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

'I mean, look: I was born in ’81. I had no idea about the whole AIDS epidemic,' the actor tellsVulture.

The Friday Night Lights star says it was all a bit of a stretch.

July 26, 2013

Wrote The Normal Heart and co-founded ACT-UP and Gay Men's Health Crisis at height of AIDS epidemic in the US

Playwright and longtime activist Larry Kramer married longtime partner David Webster in the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital today where he is recovering from surgery.

Kramer, 78, is best known for his Tony Award winning play The Normal Heart and his role as a founder of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and The Gay Men's Health Crisis during the height of the AIDS crisis in the US in the 1980s.

July 26, 2013

Wrote The Normal Heart and co-founded ACT-UP and Gay Men's Health Crisis at height of AIDS epidemic in the US

Playwright and longtime activist Larry Kramer married longtime partner David Webster in the intensive care unit of a New York City hospital today where he is recovering from surgery.

Kramer, 78, is best known for his Tony Award winning play The Normal Heart and his role as a founder of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and The Gay Men's Health Crisis during the height of the AIDS crisis in the US in the 1980s.

June 24, 2013

Gay US author and pundit Dan Savage says climate change denial reminds him of gay men who refused to accept that AIDS was a threat in the early 1980’s

Dan Savage has compared climate change denial to AIDS denial among gay men in the early 1980’s in a column in Seatle’s The Stranger newspaper.

Savage made the comments after watching an episode of This American Life on climate change showing dramatic changes in seasonal patterns in the United States but also that farmers were the most likely to deny climate change science because they would be the worst effected if it were true.

February 20, 2013

'His failure in AIDS should be, and is, the defining cornerstone of this public life'

In the Oscar-nominated documenentary How to Survive a Plague, the late Ed Koch is certainly not one of the heroes in the story of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

The film's director, David France, says he believes the success of the film may have been responsible for The New York Times quickly amending Koch's obituary earlier this month to include his inaction during the AIDS crisis that had gripped his city during his terms as mayor.

February 20, 2013

'His failure in AIDS should be, and is, the defining cornerstone of this public life'

In the Oscar-nominated documenentary How to Survive a Plague, the late Ed Koch is certainly not one of the heroes in the story of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

The film's director, David France, says he believes the success of the film may have been responsible for The New York Times quickly amending Koch's obituary earlier this month to include his inaction during the AIDS crisis that had gripped his city during his terms as mayor.

February 1, 2013

Many consider him a closeted gay man he didn’t do anything on AIDS when his constituents were dying of disease

Ed Koch, mayor of New York City from 1978 until 1989, died Friday (1 February) of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

Koch was a life-long bachelor who steadfastly refused to discuss his sexuality amid widespread speculation that he is gay. He died on the same day that a documentary about his life, simply titled Koch, opened in New York.

Koch was mayor during a period of time during which the AIDS epidemic broke out - a crisis that many have said Koch essentially ignored during his time in office.

February 1, 2013

Many consider him a closeted gay man he didn’t do anything on AIDS when his constituents were dying of disease

Ed Koch, mayor of New York City from 1978 until 1989, died Friday (1 February) of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

Koch was a life-long bachelor who steadfastly refused to discuss his sexuality amid widespread speculation that he is gay. He died on the same day that a documentary about his life, simply titled Koch, opened in New York.

Koch was mayor during a period of time during which the AIDS epidemic broke out - a crisis that many have said Koch essentially ignored during his time in office.

January 4, 2013

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Boimer to lead the cast of long-awaited film about AIDS crisis  written by Larry Kramer

After decades of development, The Normal Heart will begin shooting in New York City later this year to air on HBO in 2014 with Ryan Murphy as its director, the network announced Friday (4 January).

The film is written by Larry Kramer who also wrote the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play on which it is based. It is about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

January 4, 2013

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Boimer to lead the cast of long-awaited film about AIDS crisis  written by Larry Kramer

After decades of development, The Normal Heart will begin shooting in New York City later this year to air on HBO in 2014 with Ryan Murphy as its director, the network announced Friday (4 January).

The film is written by Larry Kramer who also wrote the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play on which it is based. It is about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

October 13, 2012

Larry Kramer calls Koch 'evil' and wonders: 'Is he trying to make up to us?'

Ed Koch was mayor of New York City from 1978-89, a period of time during which the AIDS epidemic broke out.

It's a crisis that many have said Koch essentially ignored during his time in office.

October 13, 2012

Larry Kramer calls Koch 'evil' and wonders: 'Is he trying to make up to us?'

Ed Koch was mayor of New York City from 1978-89, a period of time during which the AIDS epidemic broke out.

It's a crisis that many have said Koch essentially ignored during his time in office.

September 19, 2012

'I like people who are like, ‘You know what? I don’t care what you think. I have something to say'

Busy Ryan Murphy, the force behind TV's Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story, has yet another project that he's working on these days: the long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart.

He's got nothing but admiration for the outspoken Kramer who wrote the largely autobiographical plays about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

September 19, 2012

'I like people who are like, ‘You know what? I don’t care what you think. I have something to say'

Busy Ryan Murphy, the force behind TV's Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story, has yet another project that he's working on these days: the long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart.

He's got nothing but admiration for the outspoken Kramer who wrote the largely autobiographical plays about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

August 17, 2012

Comedian Margaret Cho reflects on how the AIDS era gave the LGBT community strength and why we now deserve marriage equality

Each year World AIDS Day falls on 1 December, and on that day and most days really, I think about AIDS, and what the disease has taken from me. A lot. It has taken a lot from me. More than I can think about sometimes, more than I want to remember. More than anything should take from a person.

July 4, 2012

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Terry Higgins, the first person killed by AIDS in the UK, Will Harris says it was also the moment the gay community united and started to fight back

On the day I was born, London free-sheet Capital Gay ran a front page article under the headline ‘US disease hits London’. It announced that four gay men, one of them Terry Higgins, had died of a mysterious new illness, rumors of which had been circulating since the previous year.

Terry, who died on 4 July 1982, aged 37, had become the first person in the UK to be publicly identified as dying with what was then referred to as GRID (gay-related immune deficiency) but what we now know as AIDS.

June 28, 2012

Streisand: 'For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history'

Barbra Streisand said Thursday that she would be making her final statement in her long-running war of words with playwright Larry Kramer over turning his play The Normal Heart into a feature film.

Kramer re-opened the feud this week by making public a recent email exchange between he and Streisand. He had sent her favorable reviews of the production of the Tony Award-winning play which just opened in Washington DC. and she replied with an email which said: 'Why make me sad that I’m not directing your wonderful play?'

June 28, 2012

Streisand: 'For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history'

Barbra Streisand said Thursday that she would be making her final statement in her long-running war of words with playwright Larry Kramer over turning his play The Normal Heart into a feature film.

Kramer re-opened the feud this week by making public a recent email exchange between he and Streisand. He had sent her favorable reviews of the production of the Tony Award-winning play which just opened in Washington DC. and she replied with an email which said: 'Why make me sad that I’m not directing your wonderful play?'

March 13, 2012

Internet-released short films, that by-pass the censors, are all the rage in China right now. We talk to the director of one of the most popular 'mini-films' that happens to have a gay storyline

Beijing Film Academy trained director Cheng Liang has found creative freedom that he lacks in his day job working for a government-owned studio making short internet-released films. Last November his film, My Spiritual Medicine, made over nine days for just RMB 40,000 ($6,322, €4,803), was watched an incredible three million times during its first month online. The film includes a plot that would never be allowed by a state-sanctioned studio - a gay love story. Cheng tells Gay Star News about the origins of the film and about the craze for gay comics among teenage girls.