To The Editor:
As I was watching the NYC Pride March, I was proud of those standing up and displaying who they are. For a person to love another is a most beautiful thing. I can really understand those of a different sexual lifestyle.
I remember back in the 1970s, I rented a room from two gay men and came to understand their love for one another. They introduced me to a woman they knew who was gay and had a daughter who was straight and I ended up dating her. We dated until I went into the United States Navy. At Christmas time, her mother bought my two sons two bikes. I thought that was very nice since I didn’t have the money at the time.
I call for people to respect those who are gay. All they want is to be is accepted for who they are. The LGBT should not be bullied or attacked verbally or physically. Let me therefore say to Queens’ LGBT,”Be proud, be strong and know that you are loved.” As Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7 verse 1,”Stop judging, that you may not be judged.”
Frederick R.Bedell Jr.,
Glen Oaks Village
A Time for Moral Clarity
To The Editor:
As a member of Community Board 6, it was encouraging to see members of the community come together at [the board’s] monthly meeting regarding the abomination that is the forcible separation of families at the border. A fellow board member made clear to an aide to U.S. Rep. Grace Meng that we wanted her to be more vocal and active in resisting this un-American policy.
All too often, our representatives have been hesitant and reticent to describe the existential identity crisis that has befallen our country. The moral consequences of this crisis are now being borne by innocent children. Their lives and the life of this nation will never be same. This is a time that demands moral clarity and firmness from our members of Congress.
Member of Community Board 6