Think of it as YouTube for written stories and articles, maybe? Lots of freelance writers and storytellers here. I say YouTube more than Instagram because of the direct monetization. It’s possible (though very unlikely) for a popular writer to make a living on Medium.

But there’s also real community and friendship here. I’ve been writing on Medium for about 18 months, and while I do make some money, I’ve also made a lot of good friends.

Plus, as an advocate and activist, I find Medium a very useful 'home base.’ I can target issues and then promote a unified story on multiple social media platforms.

However you end up using it, welcome!

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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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