Great story, E. P. Linner. I didn’t realize that Black Lives Matter was having an impact in Germany. I’m glad to read about your experiences there, especially your awakening to activism.

My first protest also took place in Berlin, and in the same vicinity as yours, but perhaps calling it a protest misses the mark a little. It felt like a protest, though, and it shaped me powerfully.


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

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