Ah Donna Summer’s letter to Act-Up regarding that nasty “AIDS is G*ds punishment to Gays” – Remember that?! Holy cow! Apparently, Act-Up started protesting her shows and she wrote them a two page letter (after having 2 kids and embroiled in a lawsuit). Long live the Queen. Btw, Sunset People was one of my favorite dance thumpers.
Here’s part of the letter-
“First of all, let me say that these accusations are unjust and unfair. At first, I was unknowingly protected by those around me from the bad press and hate letters I was receiving regarding this matter. During that time I was pregnant (twice in 18 months), was engulfed in a major law suit and several of my family members passed away. My manager, at that time, felt my life and emotional health was at stake so there was no response.
Since then, however, I have made numerous replies and spoken openly to try and clear up this misunderstanding. I cannot force you to believe what I tell you, so if you choose to continue on with this fighting and arguing, that’s up to you. I did not say God is punishing gays with aids, I did not sit with ill intentions in judgement over your lives. I haven’t stopped talking to my friends who are gay, nor have I ever chosen my friends by their sexual preferences.”