a blog with cultural bulimia.

Friday, May 21, 2004

They pepper-sprayed Lauren

Lauren is the nicest of the girls from Angelique. She is from Alabama and has an All-American, pink-cheeks, beauty & naivité.

Lauren was pepper-sprayed by a group of transvestites on her way to work this morning, 6:30am, on Christopher Street. Nothing robbed. Just a little of her confidence.

How to explain the reasons behind such apparently random act of violence to her?

Of all the shades of the gay flag, transvestites are the one I can't comprehend. I understand. But I can't comprehend.

So I tell her they are angry because she is a pretty girl, everything they strive to be but cannot.

They've learned a man can only love a woman and only a woman can be loved by a man. They want to love and be loved. They want to be Lauren. They cannot be Lauren.

They pepper-sprayed Lauren.