I have done no such thing. I have instead pointed out (with extensive documentation) a pattern of mistreatment of LGBTQ people by the Salvation Army. New York City is suing them, and the City’s case is very, very strong. I am encouraging people to pressure the Salvation Army to change their ways, by hitting them where it hurts. In their bank account.

That matters. Because real people in need are suffering. Yet here you are crying “white woman tears” because the discrimination and bigotry don’t touch you personally.

I’m used to that. And so are many other members of minorities whom the privileged dismiss. Do what you will, but I’ll continue to fight for positive change.

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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