Going Out of His Way to be Devilish

Going Out of His Way to be Devilish

Abby Zimet

A gritty, poignant portrait of Harry Wieder - a gay, Jewish, disabled
dwarf, consummate New Yorker, and tireless advocate for gay rights,
health care, public housing and other lofty causes for which he was
endlessly willing to run his mouth and occasionally whack listeners in
the shin with his crutch. Weider, 57, was killed
by a taxi while crossing the street after a meeting.

"In spite of my very strong feeling to protect him, I could
not hold back his good." - Charlotte Wieder, Harry's 86-year-old mother

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