|Craig Gilmore (left) and Mike Dytri in The Living End|
There are days when it feels like everyone who I encounter is trying their best to make me angry, upset or disillusioned with getting to payday. These are definitely "glass is half empty" days at work. But let's forget about everyday insults and indignities...For courageous folks back in 1992, the time had arrived to come out fighting against a world that oftentimes spewed hatred and violence at gay men in ways that were horrifically being endorsed by large swaths of "civilized" societies around the world. The AIDS epidemic and hysteria/discrimination against gay men had reached the point where socially active people were pushing back.