The One Political Moment From The Emmys

Think Progress | August 26, 2014

By Josh Israel

Accepting an Emmy on Monday for Outstanding Television Movie, The Normal Heart director Ryan Murphy urged young people to become activists in the mold of the film’s author, Larry Kramer.

“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,” Murphy said, before dedicating the Emmy to “the hundreds of thousands of artists that have passed from HIV/AIDS since 1981.”

Murphy’s call was for those who did not live through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s to become active in the fight today — on HIV/AIDS or another cause of their choosing...

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