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“[Two respondents] minimized the assimilationist implications of the dominant account; Russ Silver rejects the idea entirely.

'I have no interest in being accepted. I consider this system corrupt, and I don't want to be accepted by it. We're in this together. Faggots, junkies, women, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, don't you see it? Don't you see that our white male government doesn't care about us? When I say this it shocks coat-and-tie lesbians and gay men everywhere. Well, I'm sorry, folks; if you had AIDS you would know what I know: The government doesn't give a goddamn cent for a faggot's life.”


Vera Whisman, Queer by Choice: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of Identity
tags: lgbt, politics
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