Looking Evil Right in the Eye

LGBTQ isolation, nausea, and rejection

James Finn
Sep 14, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo by jens holm on Unsplash

I almost threw up tonight, not to gross you out.

Wow, was I wrong.

I wrote an article about Christian conversion therapy —

Kids are dying.

Ken shared my article with progressive Christian colleagues.

The actual responses shocked and sickened me.

The realization shocked and profoundly revolted me.

I looked genuine evil in the eye tonight, and I’m badly wounded.

I just dumped half a fifth of craft bourbon down the sink…

When the people you thought were mostly on your side demonstrate how they really feel, it rips your heart out.


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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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Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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