Many Prime Timers remember that before the Human Rights Campaign Fund with its iconic blue and yellow equal sign logo there was the National Gay Task Force. Now with alphabet inflation, it is the National LGBTQ Task Force. This January the Task Force welcomed to Chicago 4,000 activists for Creating Change, five days of issues, education, training, inspiration, and fun. The Hilton, one of the world's largest hotels which served as an army barracks when Chicago's lakefront parks were repurposed as a military base where thousands of draftees were quickly trained after Pearl Harbor, now housed a different breed of soldier.
Remember the stories you got from whatever sources about the birds and bees? Well, one of the advantages of being old is that we know what sex is (or was). I can't believe that I was brainwashed into believing that stork myth — or Santa Claus — or the tooth fairy, etc. When I learned the truth about these fictional characters, my faith in my parents' veracity was forever slightly tarnished. Am I sorry that these misrepresentations occurred? I don't know.