Yesterday I saw a child rummaging through a dumpster. The child was in a tattered, greasy shirt; he wore no pants at all. After a time he pulled out what looked like a half gnawed chicken drumstick and gleefully chomped down on it. It was all tendon and bone and looked like it had been there for at least a day. When I think of oppressed and disenfranchised, this is what immediately comes to mind; gay rights is about the farthest thing from it. Just saying.