I’m more than happy to die by the sword, and I have been so since my days in Act Up when we were fighting for our lives. I categorically refuse to kowtow to bigotry and evil. I categorically refuse to tolerate it.

I will always tell a bigot that they’re a bigot. Every time.

If more people behaved like me and my Act Up colleagues, the evil bigotry promoted by the Catholic Church and other institutions would wither much faster than it is now. All it takes for evil to prevail is for a few good people to do nothing.

It never ceases to astonish me when people urge me to tolerate the sort of vile shit my interlocutor spewed in this thread, when they would never counsel the same course of action with respect to racist bigotry.

Wake up and grow some morality and character. Tolerating evil fertilizes evil.

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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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