It was a few years ago at Empire State Pride Agenda Lobby Day.
She was director of development for the NYC G&L Center. She was butch. She was in a chair. She was beautiful.
I was tongue tied, in that special way you get when you are trying to talk to someone you find attractive.
And she was smiling back.
It’s a “normal” moment that doesn’t happen to me much at all.
600 or more smart, active queers in one room. Only happens one day a year here in Albany.
2007 Lobby Day is today.
My grey beard and I won’t be going.
We’ll be pushing my mother around Tuesday Morning.
And feeling sad & anxious.