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View Diary: 40 years of being told to wait our turn (63 comments)

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  •  I think this is the point! (0+ / 0-)

    When you came of age rights for gay people were in question. Now, the war has been won! The young people support gay rights by an overwhelming majority! There is no need for aggressive fighting. One by one the obstructions to gay people living a normal life will fall.

    The next one should be less than a year from now as Barney Frank has promised that a repeal of DADT will be in the next defense bill!

    For the life of me I can't figure out why with news like that you want to hold a boycott!

    The diarist was born a few weeks after the Stonewall riots. I turned 18 exactly a month before them. It's amazing what a difference in perspective can do. When the riots occurred I didn't even fully realize I was gay. To the extent I was aware of it, I viewed it with horror and I certainly didn't act on my feelings. It took several more years to come to grips with the idea that my attraction to other men was acceptable simply because it was part of who I was. At the time, that seemed like the most I could expect--simply not to be obligated to despise myself.

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