Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have to go to the Dentist then a Memorial for an old pal. Fred Goldhaber one of the founders of the Gay Men's Chorus, and a bunch of other things. As well as the first teacher at the Harvey Milk School, and btw a Wbai radio person in the 1980's.
I'm feeling all sorts of stuff. Sad, weary pissed off, the usual, just more so.
For those out there that may have known Fred, and are in the Emerald City area. Fred's send off is going to be at the Gay Community Center, 208 West 13th Street at around 7:00pm.
Ya know I've never been there.
When the so-called movement decided to mainstream, and get rid of all the radicals, and perverts like me, and my comrades. I told them to go fuck themselves.
My gawd did we go through all that so wealthy white fags could live in class segregated gated Queer Towns. That's what's are doing ya know. ...at least before the Crash anyway.
Amazing what 40 years can do.
We didn't risk our lives after Stonewall So they could join the PTA, and the Army!
When I say "risk" I mean just that. Not 'all' of my friends from back in the day died of AIDS.
Miss Marsha, a radical transvestite,..shot in the head. Bob Burdick retired teacher one of the founders of SAGE,..a group for older gays,..stabbed to death. Walter Breen, author, scholar, artist. Arrested for having a 17 year old boy friend,...beaten to death in prison. Two other friends were also murdered for the crime of love.
None of the above were welcome at the so-called straight-gay center. Did I mention how I hate their guts for their gross betrayal of our ancient Dionysian heritage. ...Google it.
The true 'Who', and 'What' we 'really' are.
Fred understood this. So why his family would have his last rites in that place is far beyond me.
However for Fred I'll go.
...granted most of you are straight or straight-gays, and have no idea what I'm talking about. Never-mind it probably doesn't matter at this point.
The story has moved on, and our corner of history is being filled with lies by the winners.
Still, the desire to fire bomb the place will be great. Perhaps I should take a few Valium before the service. My grief, and rage manage slip loose.