Thanks, Genevieve McVann! I always love seeing Quora people here on Medium. Fred Shirley, Janie Keddie, Emily Fisher, and a few others are around too, if you know any of them. It’s been a year since they banned me for my uncompromising rejection of homophobic bigotry, and I do miss the place a great deal. Medium is nice, and I think my writing has improved for it, but I miss Quora’s sociability. It had become an important way for me to connect to my friends, and Medium hasn’t managed to replace that. The social networking here isn’t as robust technologically, and the prevailing culture is also quite a lot more detached and impersonal.

But all in all, it’s a wonderful writing platform, so I’m glad for it.

Nice to see you here!


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

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