Emily Swan, I was beyond shocked when I read about her death yesterday. I didn’t even know she was in the hospital, so the news came like a big fist in the dark.

I had a brief flash of wishing you would write about it, not knowing you even had a connection with her. I think she’d be so pleased that you can tell her story and help people understand some of the principles she cared so much about.

Thanks so much.


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