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231. Let me tell you a story, a true story:
I know a gay man that found, befriended and then fell in love with another man. The other man had been kicked out of his parent's house, disowned and religiously shunned because he was gay. Literally thrown into the street with only the clothes on his back.

My friend and his lover built a life together. My friend put him through school, which helped his lover land a very high-paying tech job. All was well... until the plague called AIDS came. Though HIV positive, my friend remained very healthy. His lover, not so lucky. AIDS ravaged his body and his mind. My friend called his lover's family--the same family that threw the kid ito the street-- and told them he was dying and if they wanted to see their son again, they needed to come now. Well, come they did.

They came and DEMANDED that the hospital not allow my friend to be with his lover the last days of his life. To boot, they--again, the family that threw the kid into the street-fought for AND WON the kids retirement and 401K. They also demanded that my friend sell the house they bought together. My friend was literally devastated--emotionally, physically, financially. His lover died alone with his fundie family holding vigil over his deathbed, when his life partner, his spouse, his mate... was kept from his deathbed.

And some of you want to know why some of us LGBT persons are not that enthused about this latest fluff piece from our "fierce advocate"? Do you really have to ask?

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