KUZMINSKI: There Is No Gay Lifestyle, And No Straight Lifestyle

LETTER from ADRIAN KUZMINSKI

There Is No Gay Lifestyle,

And No Straight Lifestyle

To the Editor

An earlier column of mine, “Flying the Flag,” generated some strong responses, mostly private.

Some friends were outraged, saying that I lent credibility to homophobic attitudes by citing a comment a community member made about “gay lifestyle.”

That was not my intent, but it clearly had that effect in too many minds, which I deeply regret.

The idea of a “gay lifestyle” is as much of a myth as the idea of a “straight lifestyle.”

How easy it is, I’ve learned, to give support inadvertently to things that you don’t mean to support.

ADRIAN KUZMINSKI

Fly Creek


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