I love that painting, Victoria Pendragon!

My Twitter banner has a story behind it. I grew up in a conservative, evangelical Christian family. I considered myself to be an American patriot, and I joined the military, eventually becoming an Air Force officer.

Being gay, though, I was forced to rethink a lot of the assumptions that pinned my worldview together. Within a few years of becoming an adult, I was fully on board with liberal, progressive ideas. I eventually began to despair that the conservative ideals I’d grown up with — the ones that centered around white-hat idealism — were being abandoned in favor of amoral capitalism calculus.

So, my Twitter banner reflects the melting together of my thoughts, and the progression of my thinking.


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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