Prism & Pen
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Prism & Pen

Before Brad Decided to Get HIV

Thanksgiving with my partner and friends

For anyone who’s been (or hasn’t been) reading about Brad, my friend, sometimes lover, and (in my own biased opinion) Act Up hero, this story is an interlude — presented out of order and not in the same voice as the rest of my chapters. I wrote this some time ago, from my perspective, not Brad’s. Some characters mentioned only briefly in



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James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.