A well-known sexuality researcher had falsely called me a reparative therapist on a well-known online platform. The wind was knocked out of me. I thought, "How could I be accused of being something that I had so strongly advocated against and despised?"
I want my children to live in a progressive America. When I was my sons' age, my hope for a progressive nation was dashed when the Reagan "revolution" set in. I want them to have the future of which I dreamed, and I can sense that we are on the verge of a new progressive era.
We don't even need a new revolution to change the status quo on LGBT rights. Rather, what we need is a Declaration of Gay Independence to continue to push for equality and the will of most people to create a more fair and just society.