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JamesFinn

@JamesFinn@stranger.social

LGBTQ columnist. Publisher of Prism & Pen. Gay man. Cat person. Emotional and proud of it. Former member Act Up New York, Queer Nation. Fierce advocate of LGBTQ equality. Trans folks rock! Black lives matter!

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JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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#LGBTQ Michiganders like me have been reeling since last week when 7 high school boys stalked, cornered, violently attacked, and hospitalized a #gay couple on the #MichiganState campus.

Shocked? Here are 3 reasons teen anti-#queer violence is surging.👇

https://t.co/6Srb28oTPB

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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This week, @prismnpen's #LGBTQ writers cry out our human right to the dignity religious leaders, journalists and other elements of society seem determined to withhold from #gay, #transgender, and other #queer humans.

We are not depraved, #PopeFrancis, despite your Church’s dignity-destroying assertion!

https://medium.com/prismnpen/prism-pen-responds-surging-transphobia-in-religion-journalism-society-12ce33fbb982

JamesFinn, to Batman
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Did you know 's young creator was denied credit for decades? Did you know the man who fought to restore his legacy is being silenced because he dares say to school children? This might be one of the most fascinating stories you've never heard!

https://medium.com/prismnpen/saying-gay-to-children-shouldnt-be-hard-says-secret-batman-biographer-05591901e783?sk=94cefaf3c8ec3d932b28b37afd1da5e9

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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Have you heard the news out of Florida? A press release from #LGBTQ-advocacy group @EqualityFlorida knocked me breathless yesterday - in a good way.

#DontSayGay has seen its day! (Or at least it's on life support.) Details: 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/florida-lgbtq-advocates-celebrate-huge-dont-say-gay-victory-1d7febdad8ab?sk=886dc2994ab6f3de7d834463d88162fa

JamesFinn, to superbowl
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See that #SuperBowl #footwashing ad? Did it make you mad? As a #gay man, #transgender ally, and #LGBTQ advocate, I sure don't like the sponsor! But I'm just getting over a painful illness, and I'm "Thinking about Washing Feet in God's Country."

Here's my story about suffering neighbors!👇

https://jfinn6511.medium.com/pain-and-flu-tried-to-stop-me-loving-my-neighbor-did-i-learn-anything-e5ea37113a7e?sk=d614858f52c1ae7d0b9e99164e8d80d7

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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This is Oliver, 12. He lives in Wyoming and wants kids to stop bullying #LGBTQ youth. He was shocked when the principal canceled his school anti-bullying play, saying it "does not conform to community values.” Wow, did that principal ever mess with the wrong kid! 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/twelve-year-old-stands-up-for-bullied-lgbtq-kids-wont-be-cancelled-ecf85c9d735b?sk=63869c48f17b1073d7aa6bd41f14737a

JamesFinn, to queer
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In Montana, parents just won the "right" to remove kids from a classroom with a #lesbian teacher. Scary, anti-#LGBTQ Pink Scare redux? Of course! But Frenchtown is fighting back and WINNING. So, let's discuss important #ParentalRights principles this case teaches us! 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/parents-demand-right-to-straight-teacher-for-their-public-school-kids-00fc0be41d36?sk=968d1dccfff5dd5c95422c2059a74209

JamesFinn, to transgender
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Hey, Nikki Haley and #GOP House leaders, would you please stop trying to politicize the US military? Nikki, your tweet about recruitment falling over "woke" and "#transgender pronouns" was factually wrong and dangerous for our Democracy. As a former Air Force intelligence officer, let me please explain why. 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/nikki-haley-the-u-s-military-is-not-at-risk-from-woke-or-trans-inclusion-b7f52e50126e?sk=aa8bb81d87c286c80e69471a6460df6a

JamesFinn, to gay
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Months ago, a young #gay refugee wrote to ask me for help. I tried my best, but I thought I had failed. Well, I just got a lesson in the power of online love, activism, and #LGBTQ #storytelling that I'm calling the best holiday gift ever. Check it out! 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/medium-helped-give-this-lgbtq-advocate-the-best-holiday-gift-ever-e7ec79a538b9?sk=27d39dd3eaf46ea310fc99f8563be306

JamesFinn, to queer
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As an "Original-#Queer" cis-#gay man, I'm appalled to see the #LGBwithoutTheT crowd rejecting the inclusive love we #LGBTQ folks stand for. Last week, I wrote a story about an abused #gay kid, and you won't believe the anti-#transgender sh*t storm that followed! We can and must do better than this.👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/how-did-my-story-about-an-abused-gay-teen-draw-waves-of-anti-trans-hate-3712467a61c2?sk=cc16e48f2a90356fcffd712fe206f4dc

JamesFinn, to gay
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This is David at 17, dragged from his bed in the middle of the night and forced into a Caribbean boarding school run by US Christians who tortured him for being #gay. The US troubled-teen industry brutalizes #LGBTQ youth, and desperately needs reform. 👇 Details👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/meet-david-wernsman-kidnapped-and-beaten-at-17-for-being-gay-e7edc0aeb1af?sk=e86bc9c27963d4703d9edb6f3714c61a

JamesFinn,
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@paninid @shekinahcancook

I spent 3 days researching and writing this, and after the first day, I went to sleep and had some pretty terrible nightmares.

JamesFinn,
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@NaturaArtisMagistra I'm so sorry to hear that! I went through some fairly rough times myself, they're not as bad as David had it. I ended the story with testimony from a 12-year-old, actually, though. I'd be interested to hear your story!

JamesFinn, to gay
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20 years ago, my kid's school was AWESOME about supporting his #gay dads. Today, 97% of kids of #LGBTQ parents report bullying and abuse from fellow students and TEACHERS. 62% report physical assault. Kids with #transgender parents have it the worst.

So, let's talk about parental rights, shall we? 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/97-of-kids-with-lgbtq-parents-report-school-staff-student-bullying-d0575a403e95?sk=688cfccefbd1dc62857eef825db5f865

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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This is Bubba, an Alabama pastor/mayor who killed himself after being outed for cross-dressing. He took abuse from two barrels at once, from the left and the right — unrelenting and withering. All of us need to do better, including some of us #LGBTQ folks (like me). Details below👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/this-crossdressing-baptist-preacher-mayor-should-be-alive-loving-his-kids-0a5cde821f26?sk=a08bf55402e648f367a4c6f0c76a6fcc

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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I cried yesterday when Mike Johnson was elected Speaker. Most Americans have no idea how extremist/hateful he really is, but like many #LGBTQ Americans, I know VERY well. But this week brings encouraging headlines too, to help keep us energized and WINNING. Details below👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/lgbtq-roller-coaster-extremist-speaker-elected-but-nhl-scholastic-step-up-47976dab9a78?sk=6c389d8491927a20f278f6a6f97fb0da

JamesFinn, to transgender
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Join us at @prismnpen for an interview with detransitioner/ retransitioner Ky Schevers and a rainbow of personal stories from #transgender, #gay, #bisexual, and #asexual writers. As always in P&P, real stories by real #LGBTQ people illuminate the headlines.

https://medium.com/prismnpen/detransition-trans-bosses-and-fireflies-personal-storytelling-shines-e2ce9346cd4c

JamesFinn, to gay
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Why did 3 kids #gay-bash an elderly man in the heart of NYC's biggest #LGBTQ neighborhood? Why did a little kid at an anti-#transgender rally in Alberta pick up a mic and shout "gays are disgusting?" Why did an adult 4-H leader in Iowa deface a 12-year-old's inclusive messaging? It's all connected! Details. 👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/were-showing-kids-how-to-hate-lgbtq-people-they-re-learning-ba385cfc1d9a?sk=4a9578c9448c38ff5625c7b2ff83552f

JamesFinn, to LGBTQ
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Hear about the school district that banned ALL books with characters from ALL classrooms and libraries? How about the state that banned in schools and then (paging Orwell!) said the ban isn't REALLY a ban?

We Americans are steadily losing real liberty, at the hands of Orwellian religious autocrats. Details👇

https://medium.com/prismnpen/school-district-bans-all-books-with-gay-characters-in-iceberg-tip-move-8ce064b3bd98?sk=f21b6dad95adab987b323be698424ebd

JamesFinn, to gay
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Transphobia rages in the U.S. and the U.K., spreading north into Canada. So is anyone truly surprised the U.K. government is targeting #gay people now?

All that this week in @prismnpen, plus a Texas church creates a resistance network to care for #transgender youth.

And John Cormier wraps up his riveting serialized memoir Slammed, about his meth addiction and recovery.
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https://medium.com/prismnpen/straightwashing-in-the-u-s-racism-in-canada-and-the-u-k-goes-after-gays-6ab8ccb4a069

JamesFinn, to transgender
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Is it true that #transgender and #gay kids are indoctrinated? We #LGBTQ people know that isn't true. Join us this week for an issue of @prismnpen that focuses on indoctrination, #humanrights #philosophy, and genuine #queer lives.

https://medium.com/prismnpen/lgbtq-writers-ask-who-are-the-real-indoctrinators-225db3613664

JamesFinn, to transgender
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Threats of violence are increasingly used to justify excluding #transgender, #gay, and other #LGBTQ Americans from ordinary civic life. Here, I examine one such recent incident in Iowa as I remember how Brendan Fay fought for decades for St. Patrick's Day inclusion. Brendan won his fight then. So can we today!

https://medium.com/prismnpen/iowa-mayor-uses-violence-pretext-to-boot-lgbtq-neighbors-from-parade-9a692c494a3b?sk=18ae1ac04b98f456ad694f3272209f2a

JamesFinn, to Florida
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Think you know everything you need to know about #Florida restricting #education? Hang onto your hats. Things are getting much worse, very quickly!

Don’t Say #Gay. Don’t Say #AnneFrank. Don’t Say #Shakespeare. Don’t Say #Slavery. Don’t Say #Psychology.

#LGBTQ students are losing out, but so are ALL Florida students.

https://medium.com/prismnpen/dont-say-gay-florida-schools-say-no-shakespeare-no-ap-psych-classes-3d4ebf658498?sk=f2eae2a926367fb629427377e73c8bb7

JamesFinn, to transgender
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15-year-old John is so traumatized he can’t sleep. He’s afraid to use the bathroom at home by himself. He's a nonverbal #autistic boy who LOVED the cinema — until the day a manager mistook him for #transgender and had cops throw him out. When will this cruel war on trans end? Will we ever value kindness again?

https://medium.com/prismnpen/traumatized-autistic-boy-called-transgender-ejected-from-cinema-22fff28dee6e?sk=7dc4325154c3122c8b98cc23b1877334

JamesFinn,
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@eleeper I wrote the story. Transgender certainly did enter into it, from the lips of the manager herself. Read the story to see exactly what I'm talking about.

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