Doug Mattis, that’s a very inspiring story. Role models are of course incredibly important. Somtimes we older LGBT people forget just how important it is for us to be examples for youth.

I wonder if you’d consider expanding that response above and allowing me to feature it in Th-ink Queerly, the Medium publication I edit for.

Darren Stehle is the publisher, and I’m certain that both of us would be more than pleased to feature a story like yours.

We have a prerry significant queer youth audience, and I’d love for your story to reach them.


Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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