(from “Queer 101”, a theater piece I wrote for HS students. The character, Chad, ends the piece with this poem)
You wanna be an Activist?
Change the World?
Be yourself — without apology and without shame,
walking hand in hand in public with the one you love
knowing that is a loving act of
You want people to change?
Laws to change?
A global trasfromation into a shimmering butterfly society?
Then You must change,
Knowing that the most powerful activists in the world
are those people