theantijock saidAfter generations of being systematically denigrated by our own government through oppressive laws and encouragements against us, how terrifically honoring that our government would bestow even such a minimal grant to help preserve not just the structure but the dignity upon places held holy in history by the gay community.
Though reading it was the Park Service, of course I first thought that meant they were gonna spruce up the Ramble
What holiness is there in memorializing a glory hole, which is, in essence, what some of these places are? Shall DC's P St. Beach be our next hallowed ground? How about SF's Buena Vista Park, where illicit public sex - and AIDS - ran rampant through the '80s? What's next, honoring some forlorn interstate rest stop on I-80 in NE just to make our presence known, much as a dog might pee on a tree?
Sorry, some gay individuals may consider such honors overdue, but to say "the gay community" - whatever that is - does is a stretch.