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LGBTQ Current Events as Bad 90s Flashbacks: Outing, HIV, and God’s Curses

Prism & Pen Weekly — January 29, 2023

— Editor’s Picks —

Do Schools Really Need to be Safe Spaces for Queer Kids?

Hey Tennessee, Rejecting Federal HIV Funding Ain’t Christian!

“God Curses” Gay People, Claims Church of England Historian Lee Gatiss

— Essays and Creative Nonfiction —

16-Year-Olds Can’t Change Gender Markers? They Can Join the U.K. Army.

In Remembrance of My Gay Cousin Rick

LGBTQ and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Being Outed as Trans to My German Relatives Turned Out To Be a Good Thing

The LGBTQ Outliers Club: Glad To Be a Member

Womanly Questions: Treating a Trans Woman with Respect

It Hurts to Read News About Transgender People

Everything I Wish I Could Tell My Mother

Republicans Continue to Waste Public Resources on Anti-LGBTQ Hate Laws

Children of LGBTQ+ Parents are Vipers Says “Liberty Pastor” Matt Staver

Pope Francis Finally Says Homosexuality Is Not Criminal, Now He Must Act

Blocked from Donating Blood: A Happy Coming-Out Story

I Prefer to Live in My Thoughts: Chatting with Transgender Friends

South Dakota Wants to Ban Kid-Friendly Drag Shows

Advice to Alzheimer’s Caregiver Newbies: Gay, Straight, & Otherwise

Why Trans Visibility Matters: “You Are Not Alone”

I’m Coming Out (as Trans)

Things I Don’t Like About Being Gay, or We’re Not All Flight Attendants, Mary

Keir Starmer: Liar, Con Man, Enemy of LGBTQ Rights


Simply Trans, Even I Struggle With Pronouns

— Memoir —

Slammed: a Memoir



Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.