LGBT right activist who earned a Best Writing Oscar nomination for his film Women in Love, which was released in 1969.
He tried to commit suicide while attending Yale University in the 1950s.
He has long been a supporter of AIDS victims and he founded the Gay Men's Health Crisis in 1980.
He has a long documented relationship with his brother Arthur Kramer.
He wrote the screenplay for Lost Horizon in 1973, which was based on a film by Frank Capra .