I have pride. I no longer crave the comforts of normalcy because so much joy and insight has come on the other side of fear and being an outlier, even an outcast. I have divorced my comforts from those of people around me. I know now that our culture’s fringe is also its framework. That is the power of queerness. Normalization is, frankly, anti-queer. No amount of respectability politics can change that. Being normal is a lie people tell themselves to cover up the reality that they are merely common.
Married father of two James Safechuck — who appeared in Michael Jackson's famous 1988 Pepsi commercial at age 10 — has also accused the King of Pop of sexual abuse. Now a 36-year-old computer programmer, Safechuck claims that Jackson began abusing him on the European leg of the singer's Bad tour in 1988, RadarOnline.com can reveal.