You’re absolutely right, Kay Bolden, that we have a lot to be optimistic about. I sincerely hope that the setbacks we’re experiencing right now are temporary, a sort of a “Battle of the Bulge,” as it were.

I fear that the winds of fascism are rising as they did in Europe of the 1930s, though. I hope that’s not the case! Or, if it is, that the wonderful young people you’re so right to mention are up for the struggle.

One of the reasons I love working with Th-Ink Queerly is that some of those very youth are working and writing with us. I get a chance to stand on my soapbox and share my strength and knowledge. And learn a thing or two at the same time!


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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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