GAY AUSTRIAN POLITICIAN SPRAYED WITH ACID AT PRIDE PARADE
I attended Warsaw's gay pride a few years ago with Daniel Nardicio. Nazi skinheads attacked the parade with fireworks and bottles. Then there's the situation in Russia. Now this. We tend to think of Europe as more enlightened, so I don't know where this new wave of hate is coming from? People unsettled by Conchita Wurst's Eurovision triumph? Is this a new trend or is the hate just always there waiting to lash out from sometimes dormant bigots who get emboldened by something? I hope this is their last gasp of hate as acceptance for LGBT people broadens. But don't ever get too comfortable with lunatic bigots. Or maybe the acid they threw in her face was just a cosmetologist friend surprising her with a special gay pride chemical peel. It's sunny, it's summer--just trying to look on the bright side, ya know.