I spent the morning in the library getting some much needed work done and on my way out I picked up the SanFrancisco BayTimes, a gay newspaper. I like reading the letters to the Editor in any newspaper, unless I see something that sets me off. Here is a letter from a Rita Nelson from Minnesota:
I have not come to accept the way gays live, and Garrison should not have to say "sorry" for saying it! It is offensive to me to watch some, as well as straights, when hanging all over each other, for them to be able to raise children and adopt, to get all the benefits of a husband and wife. When I see all the dressing up, the absurdity, it is very disgusting. I have gay friends, but they certainly are not "flaming."
I just sent a response to the editor:
Poor Rita Nelson of Minnesota (March 29). You have to wonder why, in the first place, she is reading the Bay Times, especially since she does not ‘accept the way gays live.’ She doesn’t want us to have children, to get the benefits of a man and wife nor does she like us getting all dressed up (whatever that means). My advice to you, Rita: concentrate on your own marriage. Stop blaming gays and lesbians for any problems you are having. Concentrate on your own kids. Stop teaching them to hate because they will remember what you taught them when they get older. Stop worrying what other people have, or what other people do. Stop reading gay newspapers if it makes you so unhappy. You say you have gay friends, but I doubt that very much, especially with your comment that you do not accept the way we live. So stop lying as well. Go outside and take a walk around to see the beauty in the world. Go outside and see that there are many kinds of people that are just as happy as you are (even though you don’t want to believe it). I think you will feel better. You might not like this advice, but you will have to get over it at some point, or remain as unhappy as you seem to be right now.
Dr. Kevin Kaatz