The idea that I should have treated a man with such repugnant views with deference because he is a high government official evinces either a dangerously un-American acceptance of authority or insensitivity to the gay community's grievances....
I know some who support gay rights oppose my question... Do not presume to tell me when and with how much urgency to stand up for our rights.
I am seventeen months out of a lifelong closet and have lost too much time to heterosexist hegemony to tolerate those who say, as Dr. King put it, "Just wait." If you cannot stomach a breach of decorum when justified outrage erupts then your support is nearly worthless anyway.
Didn't King emphasize strict decorum in civil rights demonstrations? It was an extremely effective strategy!