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Deadline Hollywood reports:

A quarter century after the passing of HIV-AIDS activist Connie Norman, she’s being remembered for her relentless battle to curtail the disease and to combat homophobia and transphobia.

The outspoken figure in ACT UP/LA is the subject of the new documentary AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman, which made its Los Angeles premiere Saturday at the Outfest film festival. Dante Alencastre directed the film about a woman known for her “blatant honesty” about the challenges she had faced.

Norman became a particularly effective public speaker and debater who was not afraid to engage with conservative or anti-LGBT audiences. In fact, she almost seemed to relish it.

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