It’s so sad how we internalize homophobia like this, Nafège — both subtely and directly like you experienced.

It’s terrible that an educator like that would feel so free to say the things she said.

Same-sex marriage was already on the way to becoming reality in 2003 with drives moving along successfully in many states.

Lgbtq rights were discussed and among liberal and progressive people were taken for granted.

Gay people serving in the military was an important topic.

Which makes her diatribe all the harder to understand.

Sorry you had to go through that!

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