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Iconic novelist and playwright Gore Vidal passed away in Hollywood yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of both incisive writing and cultural scrutiny. Vidal was often seen as ahead of his time, writing about gay characters when the topic was still considered taboo.
The life and legacy of GLAAD-cofounder Vito Russo is the subject of a new film from Director Jeffrey Schwarz that premieres Monday night on HBO. Schwarz told GLAAD why he found Russo to be such an influential and compelling figure, and what surprises things he learned about Russo while making the film.