I’ll never forget the phone call my Australian boyfriend received from his mother, who was outraged that her son was gay and living halfway around the world with a man.

“We’ve donated your education trust money” she said, “to a charity, specifying that it be used for tuition for non-aboriginal, non-Asian Australians.”

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