Monday, June 27, 2011
You may have noticed I'm not much of a political activist. I used to be obsessively so, but that was back when I was freshly out of the closet and spent much of my time fretting about what other people thought of me. During that time I had friends and family members who obviously struggled adapting to the disruption of reality I selfishly interjected onto their conservative mindsets. I wanted to make it easier for them by assuring them I was perfectly normal and well-adjusted. Ironically, the harder I tried, the more obvious it became that I was neither.
I now recognize that period as my gay adolescence phase. I've since settled into a more pragmatic existence of living my life and conducting my relationships in a way that reflects my own values, not somebody else's. And in a way, I think that's my contribution to the cause. This is my activism.