It’s really about basic civility and decency, isn’t it? When that guy at the airport called you sir, he wasn’t making a mistake, he was attacking you.

He was telling you he doesn’t approve of who you are, as if that’s any of his business.

He was judging you as a person.

Should we have patience for that?

I think basic civility is not too much to expect under any circumstances.

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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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