After the Parade 2

My last post I expressed some reservations about the value of the way the parade seemed tuned to middle-class sensibilities. There was always, since the Stonewall Rebellion, a kind of incipient anarchy about to explode just under the veneer.

That under the surface anarchy served us well; it was at the root of our growing feelings of power and pride in our community, in ourselves. It was our anarchy that created a community, a community that wasn’t content to beg, but to demand. a community that fought back. I fear, becoming respectable, we will lose something important we should keep.

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About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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