Amen! Same here. I have been on the bleeding edge of LGBTQ activism since 1990, absorbing ideals and thinking about diversity and equality from leaders and innovators. I read voraciously and keep myself open to new ideas and ways of thinking and being.

And I still watch myself incredibly closely on social media, scared that I’ll express myself less than clearly or make a mistake that gets me misunderstood and pounced on.

We could all use a good dose of chill and be human once in a while.

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