Sauron is loose in the land. The devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

I’ve been working to raise awareness by promoting stories about this dead boy in Iraq and about another dead gay boy in Las Vegas whose father murdered him almost a year ago.

I’m writing about trans women being raped in federal men’s prisons.

I’m writing about lesbians being denied housing because of their sexual orientation.

I’m writing about brown refugee families being torn apart by heartless and senseless government policies.

And what am I met with?

Roars of approval from people who APPROVE of all of this. I’m met with laughter. Scorn. Disdain.

More hate than I really appreciated could exist not just in the world, but among my American neighbors.

I’m working hard until election day, and then I have to take a break. I can’t stand much more of this. It’s eating at me bad.

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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

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