Stormfront T. Dragon (stormydragon) wrote,
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From a column about the NY Times coverage of the city's first gay pride march in 1972:

In the back of the line of march had been a contingent in black leather. I’d been curious and asked who they were.

“We’re the Eulenspiegel Society,” one told me. They took their name from a medieval prankster hanged for his mischief and immortalized in the Richard Strauss tone poem.

And so?

Well, he went on, they were a self-help group of sadists and masochists.

And which exactly were they? I asked.

Oh, he told me cheerfully, they were the masochists.

I had to ask. Why were they marching?

He delivered his answer deadpan.

“For better treatment.”

Hat Tip to The Volokh Conspiracy
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