Playwright Larry Kramer Marries Partner In New York
Well here's some feel good news! Award winning playwright of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer (pictured, right) got married on Wednesday!
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. Webster, in a telephone interview on Thursday, said the couple had set the wedding date a few weeks earlier, before Mr. Kramer’s health flare-up.
The original plan – to be married on the terrace of their Greenwich Village apartment with two witnesses and the officiant, Judge Eve Preminger – was scrapped in favor of the intensive care unit, where two dozen friends and relatives attended the noontime ceremony led by Judge Preminger.
“I had been traveling when Larry went into the hospital,” Mr. Webster said, “and when I was back and he was able to talk, he told me he had invited 20 people to the I.C.U. for the wedding. So it turned into a little party at his bedside.”
The two men exchanged Cartier rings they had purchased last week, Mr. Webster said. Instead of vows, they spoke from the heart.
“Why would Larry need a script?” Mr. Webster said, laughing.
Check out the full Times story here. Congratulations to one of our fiercest advocates and his new husband!