Yes. In my Medium profile, I describe myself as an “uppity faggot.” Lots to unpack there, as I intend it among other things to be a statement about intersectionality.

One thing for sure, just because I use “faggot" that way doesn’t mean others have the right to. As you note, it’s a family thing.

Also- while “uppity faggot” is a play on uppity something else, I would never finish the phrase as it existed originally. Because I’m white, and I don’t have the right.

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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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