James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Queer Nation and Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist. He lives in rural Michigan with a small cat who rules the household. Read more LGBTQ+ content written by James at

Why Do All My GOP State Reps Support the Trans/Gay Panic Defense?

Before I write about the trans/gay panic defense and how U.S. states are gradually passing laws against its use in court, and before I write about how Republicans in my home state of Michigan just voted unanimously to keep the practice legal, I have [...]