Have You Seen My Yellow Brick Road?

A gay man remembers: Thrilling Progress, Agonizing Setback

The Wizard of Oz is acknowledged as one of the most influential films of all time. To queer people of a certain age, it’s a powerful metaphor.

As a young gay man in the 1980s, what did I think the future held for us queer folk? What did I expect life to bring us? How far would we advance in our struggle for equality?

I don’t think of myself as old, though I took a selfie today and didn’t recognize the old man staring…

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James Finn

James Finn

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is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.