Amen! And I’m right there with you in spirit. I have “uppity faggot” written prominently in my media profiles for much the same reason.

I’m not interested in toning down what I have to say or to being as inoffensive as possible to as many people as possible.

I’m not going to self erase, even though that costs me plenty, commerically.

I applaud you for your determination and persistence. Strong voices from the frontier of progress matter enormously. Without them (without you), the inoffensive middle has nothing to inch toward.

When people give you hell about your choices, remind them that in his day, Martin Luther King Jr wasn’t a revered saint of equality. He was despised and shunned as a radical.

All progress starts out with people who dare to dream and refuse to conform.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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