X-Councilmember Phillip H. Reed
"I would be honored to support the STONEWALL Veterans' Association", proudly declared fibber Phil "Philus" Read, in 1997, when he was a candidate for the New York City Council, having arrived back in NYC after many years in Frisco. A campaign promise unkept? Obviously! Is he a liar? U be the judge! Unfortunately, he won that election by default only because too many Spanish candidates divided the Hispanic vote. In a phone call by an SVA-er to Philus' Upper West Side (not Spanish Harlem) pad, Miss Read pretentiously replied: "Oh, I thought we took care of that! Of course, I'll be honored to be a an S.V.A. supporter. Hell, if it weren't for you guys.... Well! I'll personally send that S.V.A. letter of commendation and sponsor check for a 100 bucks tomorrow. That's the very least I can do!" Apparently, it wasn't little enough for Philus. She did nada much except lie and disrespect! Let's 'read' Philus!
"Philus Read" has been taking the GLBT community for a
loose cable elevator ride (pun intended, she used to work for Otis
Elevators) -- unpredictably skipping many floors, starting with the
foundation: the S.V.A.! "Everyone has a responsibility to
fight injustice and intolerance whenever and wherever it is found" is a
stump speech Philus quip. So, excusa us, Philus, while you don't
fight it and we do! Philus wouldn't have to look very far to find
unfairness, discrimination and exclusion. All she has to do
is look in her crack'd and clouded mirror. She has
zero tolerance for anyone else's position or opinion. In the
Gay Spanish Harlem community, "Senorita Philusa Read" is known as
"La Loca Necia" (gayly translated, "the nasty queen").
Key: For those of U not familiar -- including many Gays -- with the history and traditions of the Gay community, reversing gender pronouns is a cultural trait, pointedly when U are "reading".