Friday, September 25, 2009

Larry Kramer Wants You To Fight Back


"We get what we fight for. And we are not fighting. Every single one of us is not fighting. They fight better than we do. There is a concerted and never ending vein of hate in this country and in this world dedicated to keeping us in our place. It is evil to force people to be what we are not -- free. We are not free.

I love being gay. I love gay people. How can I say this without offending everyone else, I think we're better than other people. I think we are smarter. I think we are more talented. I think we are more aware. I think we make better friends. I think we make better lovers. I think we're more tuned in to what's happening, tuned into the moment, tuned into our emotions, and other people's emotions.

Yes, I think that gay people are better than other people. I think the only thing we are not so good at is fighting back. I hear talk of the new generation of gays and the old generation of gays, and how different we are. That is not true. We are all one generation. We are all related. We are all each other's brothers and sisters. We are all one family, the gay family. And I passionately and desperately want all my brothers and sisters to stay alive and well and on this earth, with total equality with every straight person. Being gay is the most important thing in my life. I love being gay. I hope you do, too."

Larry Kramer

3 comments:

Kyle said...

I've always loved Larry Kramer. He was one of the few people I saw growing up that was happy with being gay and would never change that. That resonated with me and I have to give him credit for giving me much of the fire and unapologetic attitude I have. If someone created a pill that could change GLBT sexuality, I know most people would take it. I've also always known at least I'd have Larry Kramer to commiserate with.

lelocolon said...

Larry is my S/Hero. I get so much from him, I have that speech save some where. I want to re-read it, because we have to start coming down strong on this homophobes Out there. By the way this is going to be my pick of the week, from your blog.

Berry Blog said...

THIS is gay pride at its best. I love that second paragraph especially.