Hey guys!

I just wrote this story about a pretty horrifying week for transgender people. The Trump administration attacked on two fronts — first Wednesday, then Friday.

I know everyone is numb, but I’m trying to learn how to frame LGBTQ issues clearly, in a way that presents the horror of what Trump is actually doing to people — without falling into the trap of pretending there are two sides to treating people humanely and equally.

How am I doing? What do you think I did right here, and how could I simplify and make the arguments more powerful and compelling?

P.S. If you don’t want to hear from me once every couple weeks about what (in my own mind at least) is an unusually important story, please let me know. I know how busy people are! I will cheerfully remove you from the tag list.

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

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