With regards to the article on the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer "Celebration" [”LGBTQ Celebration,” Sept. 29 Xpress], I feel compelled to announce clearly that those fringe elements don’t represent me as part of the “gay community." … My sexual orientation has nothing to do with making a public nuisance of myself and attempting to "in-your-face" my way into some kind of cultural acceptance. Are these people aware of how distasteful it is for those of us who are discreet about our sexuality (gay or straight) to be compared to those who run around painted up like harlots while screaming for some kind of sociopolitical justice? It's so asinine it defies logical argument.
I'll leave it to the reader to extrapolate this statement to religious, racial, M/F sexual “equality” seekers. Try this: Get an education, get a job, work hard and demonstrate that you're a good citizen and friend to the community who happens to be Islamic, Hispanic, female, gay, etc. Psst! We're all different, and nobody cares until you make it an issue.
— Sidney Nemms