AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) information and media coverage
ACT UP was formed on March 10, 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (now the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center) in New York. Larry Kramer was asked to speak as part of a rotating speaker series, and his well-attended speech focused on action to fight AIDS. Kramer spoke out against the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), which he perceived as politically impotent. Kramer had co-founded GMHC but had resigned from its board of directors in 1983.
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