Monday, May 30, 2022

An evening in the 1980s at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford

One evening during the two years when my sister True and I were both at Stanford, she was working on a paper in the office of GLAS (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford), and to keep her company, I sat in the corner reading. Later, Gerard Koskovich of GLAS came in and passionately talked to True about all the ways in which the "straights" didn't understand something. Eventually, I said I was sorry that my fellow "straights" were such a pain. Gerard turned to me and said, "Look at you, Andrew, with your tie-dye T-shirt, your scraggly beard, and your sandals! You may be a heterosexual, but you're not straight!" (Andrew Shields, #111words, 30 May 2022)

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