It’s ironic that a bunch of us were discussing this article just last night. Gwen Saoirse brought it to our attention. I’m glad Terijo thought to bring it into play here. Gloria Bates made a fairly startling comment (I felt startled by it, anyway.) She said (and I’m paraphrasing loosely) that the sort of behavior in the Guardian article feels so normal to her as a black woman, that she just takes it for granted.

That rocked me back on my heels a little.

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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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