I’m up to my eyeballs with the end of the academic year follies, so posting will be rather thin for the next several days. That said, here’s a recent quote from Larry Kramer to muse upon.
I am a gay person before I’m anything else. I’m a gay person before I’m a white person, before I’m a Jew, before I’m a writer, before I’m American, anything. That is my most identifying characteristic and I don’t find many people who would say that. The polls say the same thing: People do not identify themselves as gay. And that’s too bad. In fact, it’s tragic. It will prevent us from ever having what we deserve, I believe.
Given the sheer homophobia in US society, that sounds about right to me.