Where I live, deep in rural Trump country, where people refuse to wear masks out of love for their dear leader, I feel pretty isolated and marginalized as a gay man.

It’s already bad enough to be queer out here. But with Trump in the hospital, things are on edge. People are scared, and crazy conspiracy theories are running around.

I’m not saying terrible things are going to happen, but I am saying your article resonates with me powerfully.

People already surrounded the state capital with loaded rifles earlier this year. God only knows what could happen next.

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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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