What would you do if an anonymous and insidious illness relentlessly preyed upon your nearest and dearest? This is Ned Weeks' reality in July 1981 when he meets Dr. Emma Brookner, one of the few physicians treating gay men stricken with the disease we now know as HIV/AIDS. In the wake of an apathetic and homophobic New York city government, Ned and his friends form a crisis organization to dispatch services and info to the neglected gay community. Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart transports us to the dawn of the HIV/AIDS epidemic where gay men suffered on the frontlines and their only defense was the drive to protect the ones they loved. Topics include: homophobia, tolerance vs acceptance, community activism, systemic discrimination, and the fight against injustice.
Produced by Vast Improvement Productions.
Hosted by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.
Theme song written and performed by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.