Brad’s Story: Meeting Michelangelo Signorile

Sometimes a boy has to bash back

COVID19 has me flashing back painfully to the worst of the AIDS pandemic, so I’m writing Brad’s story, a true tale of one of the best people I ever knew.

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Author’s notes —

Brad is not always a reliable narrator, so be careful with what he says. I’m telling his story the way he told it to me. I’m keeping some inconsistencies for charm and authenticity. Nobody’s memory is perfect, and I don’t want the story to be too “slick.”

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The Waverly is one of the oldest continually operating diners in Greenwich Village

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

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