Luke Sissyfag is Now a Bear
As I walked around, one very adorable young bear turned, looked at me and smiled. He piqued my curiosity, and I thought I must know him from CraigsList or the sex clubs. On first glancing this young man, I could not place him in any political context.
"Michael?" he asked, and the voice registered as none other than flaming, radical femme-y queer activist, some might say terrorist for all the (good and very necessary) grief he caused the gay community and Bill Clinton, the infamous Luke Sissyfag.
It had been way more than a decade since we last saw each other, so we quickly got caught with each other. Luke, who long ago reverted to using his real last name, Montgomery, explained that he now works for an AIDS charity based in Haiti, We Can Build an Orphanage, and that he was in San Francisco for a few months. Click here to view a video about the charity, in which Luke speaks about his work.
There are lots of Google hits for Luke and his notoriety, plus his life after aligning with ACT UP, in addition to a Wiki entry.
Be forewarned though. One of the hits and a Wiki citation for him, regarding his heckling of Bill Clinton on World AIDS Day 1993, link to a video of the president getting heckled about HIV/AIDS.
However, the clip is actually from 1992, during the primary season, when Clinton appeared at a New York City restaurant where a fundraiser for his presidential ambitions.
The person heckling Clinton was the incredibly brave and visionary activist and person with AIDS, the late Bob Rafsky.
Anyway, always nice to catch up with Luke and wish him well with his advocacy on behalf of AIDS orphans in Haiti.