Puberty in the time of AIDS and Madonna
Factory 360 founder Michael Anthony Fernandez wrote an interesting entry on the huffingtonpost.com blog, following an item the found on HuffPost Gay Voices, a petition – that has now been removed from the internet – against Madonna presenting a GLAAD award to Anderson Cooper, because, as they put it, she was the cause of so many gay men dying of AIDS in the ’80s and ’90s.
“I scratched my head a bit and didn’t comment on the post, despite the fact that I generally defend anything and all things Madonna-related and would have normally left a comment,” he writes.
“Instead, I was transported back to an earlier time. The year was 1983. I was a scared seventh grader starting puberty – a time when most adolescents are confused – and I was attending an all-Catholic school in ultra-conservative and religious San Antonio, Texas. My father was a deacon in the church, and my mother made the sign of the cross more times daily than a Real Housewife of New Jersey. Oh, and I was realizing that I’m gay, or at least that I was not like other boys.”
Click here to continue reading Michael Anthony Fernandez‘s blog entry on the Huff Post.