Homo You Know It’s Time to Adjust Your Meds…
posted by March 14 at 12:46 PMon
…when Larry Kramer has a cooler head than you do. This just arrived for me via email…
i love you and admire you but i think maybe you are overreacting to dumb garrison keillor’s dumb and retro remarks, which can be better attacked by a column of yours. he certainly is not on a par, demo wise, with pace…. thank you for mentioning the speech; it sounds as if you did like it, which pleases me very much. its delivery last night was met with huge response and the demo at the recruiting station blossomed fast, like in the old days. i do hope we can get act up up and running again. interestingly most of those who were there were young and not so many of the old members whom i thought would certainly turn up. anyway, like the sondheim song, bit by bit, piece by piece, putting it together. rex tells me that the seattle gay paper is going to run my speech, which is excellent. i have had an offer from the op-ed page of the la times. i have never had so many emails in my life and i fear for my own working schedule to finish my huge tome. i hope you will not be angry at me, or us. i always thought garrison keillor was a big joke and could never understand why he was so popular. bud trillin, my good friend and his friend too, says i just dont get his humor. but then they’re both from the midwest and i am not.
i will get copies made [of keillor’s piece] to distribute at our act up meeting tomorrow night. i gather keillor broadcasts on saturday at some time so maybe some of the members might be intrigued about doing a demo—maybe big butch guys wearing dresses or some such. “you want to know what tough is? we are tough and you are stupid.” anyway we can discuss it and see if it flies. i like the idea of two actions in three days. keep the troops busy.
Wow. Maybe I am overreacting. I mean, if Larry Kramer is the measured voice of reason here then, sheesh, I may need to take the rest of the afternoon off. Where’s 300 playing anyway?