Yeah, I’m not a violent person. I think I’ve been in three physical altercations in my life, with this one being the only one as an adult. But it pays to be prepared.

I don’t know what they would have done, but the Village was full of gay bashing right then. It had become something like a team sport for a certain crowd. The Pink Panthers would be formed within a few months to fight back.

It’s the gender enforcing, though, that gets me — and not just the enforcing, the enforcing the superiority of maleness.

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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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