In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990.
Every revolution needs a voice.
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is listed two different ways on screen, first as "Friend," and second as "Vice President, Gay Activists Alliance." See more
Written by Buzzy Linhart
and Mark Klingman
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