Friday Confession: I Lied And I’d Do It Again


I lied to a group of people for a prolonged period of time. I knew I was lying, many of them knew I was lying, and I would do it again.

It was the right thing to do. I am a liar.

In December of 2006 my friends and I told the hospital staff that I was the AIDS patient’s sister. We did so because his partner of 14 years had no legal rights without waving a sheet of paper in front of their faces every time he opened his mouth.

I am a liar. My Steven has been dead for two and a half years. For some reason I miss him terribly today.

I’d lie for him any day, but if California repeals Prop 8 you might make it easier on someone else.

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13 responses to “Friday Confession: I Lied And I’d Do It Again”

  1. Christine says:

    You’re right, it was the right thing to do. I can’t believe that we still have this discussion. As far as I’m concerned, it should no longer be an issue. We must repeal Prop 8 and anything resembling prop 8.

  2. sherri haymond says:

    i so wish i lived in california – i do everything i know how to support gay rights, repeal of prop 8 & DADT, etc… – but i wasn’t able to vote here in CT. i’d definitely lie, too, and be proud of it.

  3. Cassie says:

    This broke my heart. I hope one day our government will get it right!

  4. The right thing to do, without question.

  5. annie says:

    How sad for both your friends. Absolutely you were in the right.

  6. sam says:

    That was about the time I met you.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Sam, that was when I met you, and though you were having your own issues at home you were incredible and supportive.

    In a million years I will never forget your kindness.

  8. Kenn Chaplin says:

    You lied.

    I cried (when I read this).

    Summer. A cool but sunny day like this was Craig’s favourite. So I know it doesn’t take an occasion to miss them.


  9. April says:

    My sister and I were just talking about how sometimes the ends justify the means. (Already signed, btw.) Sounds like you did exactly what I would do, if given the same circumstances.

  10. […] two and a half years ago and she still misses him terribly. To make matters more complicated, she lied and she’d do it again. She told the hospital staff on that fateful day that she was the sister of the AIDS patient, […]

  11. i would’ve too. without hesitation.

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