It’s vintage Andrew Sullivan in its eloquence. And it’s a timely reminder about what it takes to get governments to sit up and take the rights of minorities seriously. In a searingly moving testimony, Sullivan comments on the documentary that chronicles the HIV/Aids struggle in the gay community and how it focused minds on the desperate need for gay men and women to be treated in the same way as everyone else.
None of [the gay civil rights movement of the last 20 years] would have happened as it did, if we had not been radicalized by mass death, stripped of fear by imminent death, and determined to bring meaning to the corpses of our loved ones by fighting for the basic rights every heterosexual has taken for granted since birth.
Check out Andrew Sullivan’s commentary here.
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