Bar chitter-chatter turned to gay issues. I didnít bring any up. I was the only queer there. Bring them up and Iím accused of having an agenda, accused of wanting to be a full human being and not 75% of one the way Jefferson thought about his slaves even as he was fucking one who couldnít refuse him. A good liberal brought them up-- he thought things were so much better now for gays. Yes, we still canít marry, but things are changing. When I said that there isnít a single hour when I am free of the knowledge that I could be assaulted, my house vandalized, my lover killed, the good liberal said, ďReally?Ē The conversation shifted to baseball deals. I donít remember what was said.