I hear what you’re saying Tim Denning, but I’ve worked hard to become an influencer, because influence can work powerful good.

I’ve had over a million people a month read my articles about LGBTQ relationships and equality, and about HIV testing and treatment. I have LGBTQ young people contacting me constantly looking for advice and for the role models they lack in their lives.

I tell stories to entertain, but also to make a difference.

I deliberately seek to influence people. But then, I’ve done that since my early days of street theater in Act Up — while the Internet was still a DARPA dream.


P.S. Forgive me for not applauding your story. It’s not because I don’t appreciate it. I’m having technical difficulties.

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

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