“Diva Boy”

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At The Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus contributor Melissa Chadburn writes about her relationship with her older brother.

“By then Ken’s life was no secret. He’d already fought all his battles. His last battle was against AIDS. I thought about it everyday when I was dancing in the strip joints. I needed just enough cash to get me from San Francisco to D.C., the Castro to Dupont Circle.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →