It’s the arrogance that gets me. He was asking for respect, while out of the same mouth telling me that he agrees with the incredibly hateful language of the Catholic catechism with respect to LGBTQ people. He seemed to want me to simply ignore the fact that his beliefs brand me as depraved, disordered, and evil. He seemed genuinely incapable of appreciating why his horrific belief system should be a problem to the people branded by it.

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

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