What a story, Victoria.

It’s so authentic and so heartbreaking at the the same time. You tell it so well.

I’ve known gay men like you describe. I’m so sorry for your loss.

I wish you all the best.

And may I make a request?

Please, write this story up in more detail and post it as an independent piece on Medium.

It’s an important piece of gay history, and it deserves to be memorialized and preserved.

Actually, and I’m probably overstepping my bounds here, but I think this kind of story would work beautifully in Darren Stehle’s publication,

I hope you’ll consider it.

All my best,


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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