Queer and Autistic: How it Feels

Think coming out as LGBTQ is hard?

I was six years old when the nun walked me across a sunny courtyard to meet a “nice lady.” The nun terrified me even though she was my first-grade teacher and even though she was always perfectly kind.

School terrified me. It was new and different and NOT my bedroom where I could curl up in a ball in the closet and stick my…



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

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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.