Date: January 09, 2020 09:25AM
NAMBLA: the North American Man-Boy Love Association, founded in a Unitarian Church in Copley Square, Boston, 1978, following a multi-town bust of boy pedophiles. Their premise was that boy-love is innate (in-born), and has been practiced healthily in many past and present societies. They also hold that there is nothing intrinsically harmful or morally wrong about Man-Boy "love," only that it is "oppressed," misunderstood, and that it suffers because of secrecy.
NAMBLA was was included in events listings in the local gay press, proudly marched in the Boston Pride parades until the 1990s.
Date: January 08, 2020 06:20PM
Since being retired, I find that I can get away with my L.L. Bean wardrobe, 100% of the time. Their size 8 jeans fit me perfectly, as do their size medium flannel shirts (which I wear over tee shirts in winter.)
We seldom go to church, and even if we did, the little Presbyterian church we attend doesn't care what we wear. They are just glad to see us, which I like very much. Nice folks!
My basic attitude is, "If you want to judge me by my outfits, I will judge you on your critical attitude. And you will be the worse off for it."
I grew up in a hyper-critical home, and I could NEVER do anything right. So, eventually, I grew a pretty thick skin and learned that other peoples' opinions really don't matter. If I am comfortable in my own skin, nobody else's opinion needs to enter the equation.