And they call me radical, Ashton Hennessy. Honestly, I don’t understand that. I don’t think it’s radical to ask to be treated as a fully equal human being and not called “depraved” just for being born who I am.

The Roman Catholic Church continues using this kind of savage language, fully understanding how stigmatizing and how very deeply disrespectful it is. If anyone is being radical, it is certainly Roman Catholic bishops and other leaders who insist on ignoring science and stigmatizing members of minorities.

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

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