Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The New Yorker Turns Mother's Day Into Mothers' Day


 Chris Ware's illustration means so much to me because being gay when I was growing was either a death sentence -- AIDS -- or a sentence worse than death (life). As Martina Navratilova described coming out in 1981, during the Reagan adminisration, to Melissa Harris-Perry:
“Being gay was the lowest of the low that you could get, and that’s why people stayed in the closet, because you could get so shamed, you were so ashamed of who you were—not because of who you thought you were, but because of what everybody else thought—that people just didn’t speak up.”

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