readers become BENT writers" is our motto. Guess what?
This is absolutely
the first time I've written a letter to an online journal. Really.
I hope I get it right.
My exposure to BENT
began innocently enough while surfing on a Website based in .
. . Australia!
I began reading BENT,
became more excited, then joined Disgaytalk, BENT's online discussion
group, and started getting lovely e-mail each dayEVERY day.
It's been great getting
to know cripgay guys hearing from men from around the world.
We all have so much to say.
Not content to be
a reader, I wrote an article, sharing some thoughts on longingpart
flirting, part trying to share from my own experience some of
what I think keeps us apart. If you haven't read it, go
there now and let me know what you think.
And the community
here opened up and embraced me. I've been savoring BENT articles
ever since, reading them slowlythere's a lot of good thinking
So it might seem I
am writing an overly sweet fan letter, and in part, that's exactly
what I am doing.
been great. I'll keep writing for BENT. We all should keep writing.
and writer Larry Roberts
is the program
director at a Center for Independent Living in Ithaca, NY. An
anti-oppression activist on many fronts, he works in the movement
against forced psychiatric treatment. Larry and his partner,
Ross Haarstad, have been together for more than sixteen years.