4 responses

  1. F Young
    September 18, 2012

    Thanks for this well-written, thought-provoking article.

  2. G.I. Joe
    September 18, 2012

    That was a really nice article, as you often offer us.

    This kind of broke my heart:

    ” Sagarin reportedly left the panel quietly in tears, and from that point on he withdrew from discussing homosexuality altogether.”

    Then I thought about it and realized that there is (and shouldn’t be) no mercy for traitors. I can respect my foes, but I can’t respect blood traitors.

    Sagarin became a traitor to the gay movement and a hindrance to the cause. He could have disagreed in silence, but no: He decided to speak up and use his closetedness to oppose the gay rights movement. He got what was coming at him.

  3. Russ
    August 23, 2013

    Don’t be such a pompous, Stalinist ass, Joe – you never even met the man, and you’re ready to hang him as a “blood traitor,” whatever the hell that means.

    You better be careful slinging such a hard-ass attitude around. What goes around, comes around.

  4. Jols
    August 25, 2013

    I agree with GI Joe, especially:

    “Sagarin became a traitor to the gay movement and a hindrance to the cause. He could have disagreed in silence, but no: He decided to speak up and use his closetedness to oppose the gay rights movement. He got what was coming at him.”

    Sagarin’s story is very sad, he *was* of an older, different generation than the younger activists, and I completely understand how he would not get what their arguments were about. But instead of just disagreeing, he went after them and publicly attacked them, using arguments that hurt the gay movement – using his closeted name to appear like an objective straight observer no less.

    So I do agree that he was a “traitor”.

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