I find that it takes shock tactics to wake people up, Dave Marsteller.

It takes intemperate language, lots of anger on my part, and lots of setting an example.

We’re inured to even the vilest levels of bigotry directed against us. So many of us just take it lying down.

NYC Pride rolled over and took Budweiser’s blood money up the ass this year — not daring to take a moral stand and refuse to associate with a corporation that’s sponsoring games in Russia, where gay men are being hunted down, tortured, and killed.

NYC Pride is filled with the same kind of self-loathing queer people who won’t revile the Catholic Church for calling us all depraved.

Things don’t change because we don’t demand change.

Shame on us.

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

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