February 16, 2005

I Heart Larry Kramer

Preach it, Larry:

The patient in whom the purported new strain was diagnosed reportedly met men online to arrange crystal-methamphetamine-fueled orgies; according to one report, he may have engaged in sex with hundreds of other men. The parallels to Gaetan Dugas, the promiscuous flight attendant who came to be known as "Patient Zero" to the epidemiologists trying to piece together AIDS’ emergence across America, were obvious—though it could be argued that Mr. Dugas’ behavior was more understandable, since he never knew the risks. "This guy is a total and utter asshole," said Mr. Kramer, who in April will publish a book entitled The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. "What happens is, this is what people think gay people are like. Now we can’t move forward, we can’t get to our place in the sun, because of stupid assholes like this."
[Emphasis mine.]

I am all for free sexual expression between consenting adults--in theory. But I am wholeheartedly against "stupid assholes."

Posted by Ilyka at February 16, 2005 08:59 PM in news