Diversity Is Beauty & Strength

Prism & Pen Digest, link redirect

James Finn
3 min readSep 17, 2023

Dear P&P readers, we’re still having trouble with our weekly newsletter, so I’m removing tags from the main email to this separate story with a link.

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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.