You know what? You’ve already moved me enormously. That perspective is so real, so wrong, and so important.

Of course I’m sorry beyond words that that’s your reality. Nothing I can do or say could change your lived perspective.

But it’s still a story that needs to be heard, because, and maybe I’m just foolishly optimistic, most decent human beings don’t want you to have to feel that way.

I don’t think most people know you do feel that way, or that so many other people do too.

I’m willing to bet your story, powerfully told, could change hearts and minds.


James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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