My Big Gay Blog | A. Bernadette
I’m standing in front of a table of headbands, bracelets and strap bags made from recycled materials at a fair trade event in New York City. I’m pitching my business, A. Bernadette, when a man walks over and says, “Why should I support you when you work in Uganda? They kill gays there! It’s such a hateful place!” I’m flustered, but manage something like; “We build and maintain relationships with a group of artisans who make accessories from natural and recycled materials. We believe in respect and we promote respect in Uganda.”
Long ago the Island of Manhattan was much lower then it is now. The land was separated by marshes and swamps. Most of it was covered by water when the tide rose.