I’ve known Richard for about 5 years. We met at this flea market in rural West Georgia and became friends. I went back last weekend and saw him.
BW: I’ve always admired you for being so open, in such a conservative environment.
Richard: Thanks… you know, in all these years, I’ve only had one person say anything negative to me and it was a 12 year old girl. She called me a fag and told me to get the fuck out of here. She came back twice and said really mean, hateful things. I told her if she came back again, I’d call the police *smile*. Never saw her again after that.