How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother, sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary. There is nothing on this planet that validates, protects or encourages your existence. It is a miracle you are standing here reading these words. You should by all rights be dead. Don’t be fooled, straight people own the world and the only reason you have been spared is you’re smart, lucky or a fighter. Straight people have a privilege that allows them to do whatever they please and fuck without fear.
“WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?”, Larry Kramer and other demonstrators, AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) 20th Anniversary Demonstration, New York City, March 2007. Photo c/o @actupny. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #queerhistorymatters #haveprideinhistory #actup #fightback #fightaids #blacklivesmatter #philandocastile #altonsterling (at Times Square, New York City)